This species has been observed on Reunion Island
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Polyceroidea
Distribution : Indo West Pacific
Maximal size : 8 mm
Species characteristics :
Brownish green with dark rings on the velar tentacles and a black line on the dorsal side of the foot
The rhinophores appear disproportionately large and there are short
Three non-retractile gills
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Reunion, Etang salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 19 February 2016, size : 3-5 mm
Synonymous (according worms) :
- No synonymous
Bibliographic data :
In Baba description "
a small purple ring down the tip of the frontal processes. Round the base of the branchial plumes is a marked band of purple. Also there is an oblique band of the same colour on each side of the tail." Pattern not observed in all the specimens aot from Japon...
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Other photos of Polycera japonica :
Reunion, Etang Sale on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 9 December 2012, size : 6 mm
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