Nakamigawaia cf. spiralis Kuroda & Habe, 1961   

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This species has been observed on Réunion Island

: Cephalaspidea
Superfamily : Philinoidea
Family : Aglajidae
Distribution : Western Pacific and Reunion
Maximal size : 25 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Uniformly black or black to dark brown with opaque white longitudinal stripes and dots

Usualy crawling rapidly on the surface of sand....


Nakamigawaia spiralis
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Photo Philibert Bidgrain
Réunion, Etang sale on the rocky coast,less 1 m, 6 April 2010, size : 6 mm

Remarks :

According Manuel Malaquias. " Very interesting specimens of Nakamigawaia! I'm not so sure this is spiralis, maybe a new species even if in the West pacific, in Taiwan, I have collected a very similar morph. But yours look different."
    So for the moment I prefered to use the term of Nakamigawaia cf. spiralis

References :

World Seaslug Nakamigawaia spiralis
    Med Slug Nakamigawaia spiralis

Publications :

Zamora-Silva A. & Malaquias M.A.E. (2017). Molecular phylogeny of the Aglajidae head-shield sea slugs (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): new evolutionary lineages revealed and proposal of a new classification. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
    NSSI, Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification, Indo-Pacific, Gosliner, Valdés & Behrens, 2015

Other photos of Nakamigawaia cf. spiralis :


Philibert Bidgrain

Réunion, Etang sale on the rocky coast
, less 1 m, 6 April 2010, size : 6 mm





Christophe Cadet

Réunion, September 2009

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