This species has been observed on Madagascar Island
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Aeolidioidea
Family : Facelinidae
Distribution : Indian Ocean
Maximal size : 40 mm
Species characteristics :
Head and body a milky translucent orange colour
The lower three quarters of each cerata is translucent, with dense white speckling, which obscures the digestive gland duct. The upper quarter of each cerata is quite colourful, with a milky orange and white tip, and then below that a bright purple region, and below that a dull greenish brown section.
The purple and greenish brown regions are sections of the digestive gland duct visible through the transparent ceratal wall, while the orange tip is due to pigmentation on the ceratal wall.
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy Bé, 15 m, May 2018, size : 15 mm
Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Sakuraeolis kirembosa
Philippines slugsite Sakuraeolis kirembosa
Slug Site Sakuraeolis kirembosa
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.
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