Facelina cf. lineata     Eliot, 1905

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This species has been observed on Reunion  Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Aeolidioidea
Family : Facelinidae
Distribution : Indo-West Pacific distribution.
Maximal size : 15  mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :.

Body is translucent white with  thin white longitudinal lines (not visible in this photo)

The cerata are on arches with a very characteristic white mid-length band followed by a tomato red band, and capped with a white cnidoblast

The rhinophores are long smooth and black

The head tentacles a very long and white, followed by patches of red on the head.

facelina lineata
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Photo Simon Deblock
Réunion, Cap la Houssaye, Saint Paul

Remarks :

Identification proposed by Gary Cobb
    Les spécimens ont généralement 3 à 4 fines lignes blanches continues ou brisées sur le dos, non visibles sur notre photo, je préfère donc utiliser le terme de Facelina cf. lineata.
    Synonymous (according worms) :
               - No other name

Bibliographic data :

The body is translucent with the pale orange-pink viscera showing through the body wall..

References :

Slugsite: Facelina lineata
    Bill Rudman forum : Facelina lineata

Publications :

Eliot, C. N. E. (1905). On some Nudibranchs from East Africa and Zanzibar. Part VI. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 74(4): 268-298.

Other photos of Facelina lineata :

Simon Deblock

Reunion, Cap la Houssaye, Saint Paul

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