Samla rubropurpurata   (Gosliner & Willan, 1991)

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This species has been observed on Mayotte Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Flabellinoidea
Family : Samlidae
Distribution : Indo Pacific
Maximal size : 10 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Body purple, with white dusting dorsally.

Oral tentacles purple with upper thrid white,

Rhinophore stalk and base of club purple, then white with a reddish purple tip. Rhinophores are lamellate.

Cerata have a purple base, an orange-red central band and an orange yellow tip.

Samla  rubropurpurata
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Photo Emmanuelle Aigle
Mayotte, Tanaraki, 18 November 2012

Remarques :

Synonymous : (according Worms)
               - Flabellina rubropurpurata Gosliner & Willan, 1991

References :

Publications :

Gosliner, T. M.; Willan, R. C. (1991). Review of the Flabellinidae (Nudibranchia: Aeolidacea) from the tropical Indo-Pacific, with the descriptions of five new species. The Veliger. 34: 97-113
    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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