Gymnodoris cf. tuberculosa  Knutson & Gosliner, 2014
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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Polyceroidea
Family : Gymnodorididae
Distribution : Madagascar
Maximal size : 25-30 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

The animals are uniformly translucent white in color and covered in small, sharp tubercles

The rhinophores are lamellate and range in color from translucent white to cream or pale yellow.

The gill branches are the same color as the body of the animal


Gymnodoris cf.  tuberculosa
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, Olaf, 30 April 2016, size : 25-30 mm

Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Vanessa Knutson and Hsini Lin
    This specimen differs from Gymnodoris tuberculosa because the tubercles are not rounded

References :

Publications :

Knutson, Vanessa L. and Terrence M. Gosliner, 2014. Three New Species of Gymnodoris Stimpson, 1855 (Opisthobranchia, Nudibranchia) from the Philippines. Williams, Gary C., and Terrence M. Gosliner, eds. 2014. The Coral Triangle: The 2011 Hearst Philippine Biodiversity Expedition. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California 94118, USA. Published 15 April 2014

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