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Chelidonura fulvipunctata  Baba, 1938

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Chelidonura fulvipunctata is characterized by a white "W"-shaped mark on the head, although sometimes only part of the "W" is present. It is very variable in colour, the background colour ranges from tan over mottled maroon-tan to black. Most specimens are densely covered with small white or yellow spots. It has like most species of Chelidonura a stubby right "tail' and a large fleshy left "tail".
Pretty similar are:
Chelidonura alexisi which lacks the white marking on the head,
Chelidonura sandrana which lacks the white "W"-shaped mark on the head and has usually white and orange spots,
Chelidonura inornata which differs by a broad white band across the front of the head-shield with a yellow or orange edge to the antero-lateral lobes, and
has the minute white spots only over the outer surface of the parapodia.
More Information on Chelidonura fulvipunctata are on Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 21 March 2017, Chelidonura fulvipunctata  Baba, 1938
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Chelidonura_fulvipunctata.htm