Jorunna ramicola M. C. Miller, 1996

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This species has been observed on Reunion and Madagascar Islands

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Discodorididae
Distribution : Indo West Pacific
Maximal size : 20 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Background of living animals pale grey to light brown. .

Dorsum with a number of light grey to light brown patches of different sizes. Patches composed of an aggregate of minute dark brown spots.

Rhinophores pale grey speckled with dark brown and white on club.

Branchial leaves dark grey.

Dorsum with long caryophyllidia about 400 µm long. Caryophyllidia with elongate base, long spicules, long ciliated tubercle

jorunna ramicola
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Olaf, 22 m, 24 April 2016, size : 15 mm

Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Hsini Lin
    Synonymous (according worms) :
          - No other name

Bibliographic data :

Ten bipinnate branchial leaves and seven to ten lamellae in rhinophores

References :

Sunshine coast Nudibranch : Jorunna ramicola

Publications :

Camacho-García Y.E. & Gosliner T.M. (2008). Systematic revision of Jorunna Bergh, 1876 (Nudibranchia: Discodorididae) with a morphological phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Molluscan Studies 74 :

Other photos of Jorunna ramicola :

Christophe Cadet

Reunion, Etang sale on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 11 November 2010, size : 15 mm



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