Jorunna cf. funebris (Kelaart, 1859)

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This species has been observed on Mayotte Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Discodorididae
Distribution : Mayotte and ...
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Species characteristics :

The oval elongated body is white without patches containing black papillae. The body is spiculose, giving a spiky appearance to the animal

The rhinophores have a translucent stalk and black or dark brown upper half of the clavus

The branched gills are white and tiped with dark brown to black pigment

jorunna cf funebris
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Photo Fabrice Schubert
Mayotte, Bandrele, 14 m, 26 May 2010

Remarks :

May be a decolorated specimen of Halgerda funebris may be a new species.

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Publications :

Kelaart, E.F. (1858). Description of new and little known species of Ceylon nudibranchiate molluscs and zoophytes. Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Columbo, 3(1) : 84-139.

Other photos of Jorunna cf. funebris :

Fabrice Schubert

Mayotte, Bandrele, 14 m, 26 May 2010


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