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Philinopsis falciphallus has a distinctive colour pattern: the body is magenta with black margins and numerous yellow and orange spots. The hind end of the posterior shield is blut with a long rounded lobe. Most distinctive is the ventral surface of the foot with a midventral longitudinal maroon line and two additional more lateral lines that may be interrupted as maroon spots.
This species is as Philinopsis sp. 5 in IPN at page 42,
it was posted on 13 June 2004 at these website as Aglajidae sp. A Family: Pilsbry, 1895 (1847), on 16 July 2011 changed into
Aglajidae sp. 01 Family: Pilsbry, 1895 (1847), and on 16 January 2012 changed into
Philinopsis falciphallus Gosliner, 2011.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Gosliner, Terrence M., 2011. Six new species of aglajid opisthobranch mollusks from the tropical Indo-Pacific. Zootaxa 2751: 1-24.
This text is as PDF online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/z02751p024f.pdf
More information on Philinopsis falciphallus as Aglajid sp. 7 are on Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 27 June 2016, Philinopsis falciphallus Gosliner, 2011
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Philinopsis_falciphallus.htm