This species has been observed on Reunion and Mayotte Islands
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Aeolidioidea
Family : Facelinidae
Distribution : Indo West Pacific
Maximal size : 15 mm
Species characteristics :
The body is translucent white with opaque white spots and thin short interrupted vivid vermillon lines arranged longitudinally
The rhinophores are slender each has 3 to 5 white annuli on the upper half and the tip is rounded
Cerata black to dark brown basally with lighter pigment and opaque white longitudinal lines (abscent in western Indian Ocean)
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Photo Alexandre Laporte
Reunion, Etang salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m , 7 April 2017, size : 5 mm
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Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Phidiana bourailli
Nudipixel Phidiana bourailli
Garcia F.J. & Troncoso J.S. (2003) Two unknown species of Mollusca Gastropoda from Archipelago Fernando de Noronha (Brazil), with description of a new species belonging to the genus Phidiana Gray, 1850 and a new record of Dendrodoris senegalensis Bouchet, 1975. Scientia Marina 67(2): 159-166
Rudman, W.B. (1980) Aeolid opisthobranch molluscs (Glaucidae) from the Indian Ocean and the south-west Pacific. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 68 : 139-172.
Other photos of Phidiana bourailli :
Réunion, Etang salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 2 November 2010, size : 5-8 mm
Mayotte, tombant des aviateurs, petite Terre, 10 June 2017
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