Polycera risbeci   Odhner, 1941

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This species has been observed on Reunion Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Polyceroidea
Family : Polyceridae
Distribution : Indo West Pacific
Maximal size : 8 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

The body is vivid greenish yellow with thin, interrupted, transverse brown lines

The large and lamellate rhinophores are pale brown with yellow flecks on the lamellae

The three gills are pale yellow

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Photo Christophe Cadet
Reunion, Etang salé lagoon, less 1 m, 9 January 2018, size : 10 mm

Remarks :

  Synonymous (according worms) :
          - No synonymous

Bibliographic data :

The mantle's surface is smooth except for indistinct pustules on the dorsum and sides.
    A series of nine papillae are present around the oral veil.
    The diet is unknown. Polycera risbeci lays a white spawn coil with only a few whorls

References :

Philippines Nudibranches and Seaslug : Polycera risbeci
    Okinawa seaslug Polycera risbeci

Publications :

Odhner, N. H. 1941 New polycerd nudibranchiate Mollusca and remarks on the family. Göteborgs kungl. Vetenskaps och vitterhets-samhalle Handlingar. Serien B. Serie 6, 1(11) : 1-20

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