Myja cf. longicornis   Bergh, 1896

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Sous ordre : Dexiarchia
Super famille : Fionoidea
Famille : Fionidae
Distribution : Papua new Guinea, Philippines, Japon and may be Madagascar
Maximal size : 12 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Cerata narrow in their basal two thirds, expanded into a bulbous subapical portion

The elongate body is translucent with opaque white spots.

The oral tentacles and the smooth rhinophores are translucent.

The digestive glands in the translucent cerata are cream, with a dark red spot at the tip, just below the greyish cnidosacs at the apices of the cerata.

myja cf longicornis
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 4 m, size : 10 mm

Remarks :

Identification proposed by Marli Wakeling
    Synonymous : (according Worms)
               - No other name

Bibliographic data :

The cerata mimic the polyps of its prey, the athecate hydoid Eudendrium sp

References :

Philippines Seaslug : Myja longicornis
   Roboastra Myja longicornis

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