Siphopteron  makisig Ong & Gosliner, 2017

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This species has been observed on Reunion Island

Order : Cephalaspidea
Superfamily : Philinoidea
Family : Gastropteridae
Distribution : Philippine, Indonesia, Australia and Réunion
Maximal size : 5mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

White with yellow, and orange lines on parapodial,headshield and posterior shield

The long posterior end of the head and posterior shield have an orange coloration



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Photo Monica Bachel
Reunion, La Possession, 7 m, 7 December 2014

Remarks :

Looks like Siphopteron sp. 5 in Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification Gosliner, Valdés and Behrens, 2015 and Siphopteron quadrispinosum

Bibliographic data :

References :

Philippines Seaslug site : Siphopteron makisig

Publications :

Ong E., Hallas J.M. & Gosliner T.M. (2017). Like a bat out of heaven: the phylogeny and diversity of the bat-winged slugs (Heterobranchia: Gastropteridae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 180(4): 755-789.

Other photos of Siphopteron makisig :

Photo Sully Bachel

Reunion, Barachois, 7 m, 14 December 2014


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