This species has been observed on Mauritius
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Arminoidea
New Zealand, South Australia, the Philippine Islands, Japan, Hawaii, Red Sea and now Mauritius
Maximal size : 60 mm
Abundance : Seldom if ever on the reef flat zone
Species characteristics :
Body pink to red with a series of longitidinal opaque white lines on the ridge
Foot broad and has wide angular extensions anteriorly
Oral veil with a scalloped margin
and the elongated outside corners.
The rhinophores are red
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Photo Geoffrey Summers
Mauritius, Pointe d'Esny, less 1 m ,11 November 2014, size :35 mm
See more about : Sightening and mating periods
Identification confirmed by Nathalie Yonow
Synonymous : according Gosliner and Fahey, 2011
- Diphyllidia rubida Gould, 1852: original combination
Dermatobranchus rubidus (Gould, 1852) Kay, 1979
Dermatobranchus pulcherrimus Miller & Willan, 1986
Bibliographic data :
The body shape of the living animal is broad, flattened, and narrows at the posterior end.
There are approximately five longitudinal dorsal ridges on each side of a larger median ridge
The rhinophores have a series of longitudinal lamellae on the rounded club. The stalk does not narrow and there are no lamellae on it.
The mantle, the oral veil, and the foot have a distinct white edge
Active during the night
Erwin koehler seaslug site : Philippine sea slugs : Dematobranchus rubidus
Nudipixel Dematobranchus rubidus
Gosliner T.M. & Fahey S.J. (2011) Previously undocumented diversity and abundance of cryptic species: a phylogenetic analysis of Indo-Pacific Arminidae Rafinesque, 1814 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) with descriptions of 20 new species of Dermatobranchus . Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 161: 245–356.
Other photos of Dermatobranchus rubidus :
Mauritius, Pointe d'esny lagoon, 10 January 2016
The underside of this species with a large white stripe on the posterior area.
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