This species has been observed on Madagascar Island
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Flabellinoidea
Family : Samlidae
Distribution : IndoWest pacific
Maximal size : 30 mm
Species characteristics :
The general body colour is translucent white or bluish white with tiny patches of opaque white pigment present over most of the notum.
Terminal burnt orange ceratal tip ring in a subapicaly orange band
White lamellate rhinophores with an orange apex
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Photo Barbara Bini
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 20 m, 14 October 2017, size : 15 mm
Identification confirmed by Hsini Lin .
Synonymous : (according Worms)
- Flabellina macassarana Bergh, 1905
Bibliographic data :
This species looks like S. bicolor and S. cf. bicolor but :
- In S. bicolor, a vivid orange spot, or complete (most often), or incomplete narrow orange ring is present subapically on each cerata.
- In S. cf. bicolor, a large vivid orange ring is present at the base of each cerata.
Medslug : Samla macassarana
Bergh, L. S. R. (1905). Die Opisthobranchiata der Siboga-expedition. Siboga-Expeditie. 50: 1-248, pls 1-20
Korshunova, T.; Martynov, A.; Bakken, T.; Evertsen, J.; Fletcher, K.; Mudianta, W.; Saito, H.; Lundin, K.; Schrödl, M.; Picton, B. (2017). Polyphyly of the traditional family Flabellinidae affects a major group of Nudibranchia: aeolidacean taxonomic reassessment with descriptions of several new families, genera, and species (Mollusca, Gastropoda). ZooKeys. 717: 1-139
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