Coryphellina sp. 1    

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This species has been observed on Reunion, Mayotte and Madagascar Islands

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Flabellinoidea
Family : Flabellinidae
Distribution : Malaysia, Philippines, Reunion and Madagascar
Maximal size : 30 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Opaque yellowish white

Each cerata with a purple to orange with a sub-apical purple ring

Rhinophores are transparant then opaque yellowish white with a purple apice. The posterior surface is ornamented with elongate papillae.

Oral tentacles bright purple wit a white patche in ythe first third.

Coryphellina sp1
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Photo Justine Hours
Reunion, La barge de Saint Paul, 24 m, 7 April 2018, size : 30 mm

Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Hsini Lin . Some authors considered that it a variant of Coryphellina rubrolineata.
    This specimen look like to Flabellina sp. 2 a species known from Malaysia and Philippines in NSSI, Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification, Indo-Pacific, Gosliner, Valdés & Behrens, 2015

Bibliographic data :

     It looks like Coryphellina rubrolineata and Coryphellina cf. rubrolineata but :
C. rubrolineata has 3 continuous or interrupted purple or reddish longitudinal lines
              - C. cf. rubrolineata has a translucent orange white body

Other photos of Coryphellina sp. 1 :

Barbara Bini

Madagascar, Nosy bé, 14 m, size : 5 mm


With a black digestive gland


Quentin Lognoné

Mayotte, Ilôt de sable blanc, less 1 m, 19 June 2016


Sully Bachel

Réunion, Ravine à Jacques, 6 m, 15 December 2009, size : 15 mm

The posterior surface of the rhinophore is ornamented with elongate papillae (a).


Alain-Benoît Rassat

Madagascar, Nosy bé, 20 m, size : 15 mm


Alain-Benoît Rassat

Madagascar, Nosy bé, 23 December 2015


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