Miamira magnifica Eliot, 1910

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This species has been observed on Reunion Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Chromodorididae
Distribution : Western Indian Ocean
Maximal size : 70 mm
Abundance : Seldom if ever...

Species characteristics :

  Body highly ridged with three prominent high point

Colour bright purple with red/orange patches. Red/orange could be on the edge of the ridges.

Marginal band white followed by purple.

Gills red/ornge with opaque white lines and rhinophores red without white specks

miamira magnifica
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Photo Simon Deblock
Réunion, Cap la Houssaye, Saint Paul, 10 m, taille : 10 mm

Remarks :

Identification proposed by Gary Cobb and   Erwin Koeler " I lean to M. magnifica, because M. sinuata has opaque white spots on gills and on rhinophores"
    Synonymous : (according Worms)
          - Ceratosoma magnificum (Eliot, 1910)

Bibliographic data :

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Ceratosoma magnificum

Publications :

Eliot, C. N. E. (1910). Nudibranchs collected by Mr. Stanley Gardiner from the Indian Ocean in H.M.S Sealark. In: Reports of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, under the leadership of Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M.A. Transactions of the Linnean Society, Zoology. series 2, 13(2):411-439, pl. 25

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