Siphopteron sp. 2

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This species has been observed on Reunion and Mayotte Islands

Order : Cephalaspidea
Superfamily : Philinoidea
Family : Gastropteridae
Distribution : Indian Ocean
Maximal size : 5mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Lemon yellow with dark brown margins and lines on the headshield, parapodia and visceral mass

Visceral mass with an opaque white region

Posterior extension of the mantle elongate, apex dark brown

Posterior end of the headshield elongated, dark brown

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Photo Quentin Lognoné
Mayotte, Piscine de Papani, 9 March 2016

Remarks :

Looks like Siphopteron sp. 11 in Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification Gosliner, Valdés and Behrens, 2015 and Siphopteron nigromarginatum

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References :

Indonesian Seaslugs : Siphopteron sp. 11
   Okinawa : Siphopteron nigromarginatum

Publications :

Other photos of Siphopteron sp. 2 :

Photo Sully Bachel

Reunion, Barachois, 7 m, 14 December 2014

Visceral mass with an opaque white region (a)


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