This species looks like Dermatobranchus fortunatus but according Terry Gosliner and Hsini Lin it seems to be a different species... Similarity with D. fortunatus - The creamish general body colour with a serie of black to chocolate blotches arranged in about eight pairs on the lateral area of the mantle But they are many differences : - Absence of orange coloration near the black to chocolate patches on the notum - The coloration of the rhinophore is different - Absence of the single median orange and black chocolate patch on the anterior end of the oral veil
Specimens description :
The rhinophores are short and stout with a series of sharp vertical ridges below an elevated central spike
This species have a long and slender body. The mantle which is slightly wider than the foot is very elongate and its margin are not wavy
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