Philinopsis cf. reticulata (Eliot, 1903) [Doridium]

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cf. is an abbreviation from a Latin word (confer) and means 'refer to' or 'compare with', here it means it could possibly be Philinopsis reticulata or perhaps something closely related, or at least similar in appearance. Philinopsis cf. reticulata differs from Philinopsis reticulata by the missing of blue markings on the inside edge of the anterior part of the parapodia and along the outer edge of the parapodia. There are very little blue markings at the postorior end of the parapodia. Its body colour is whitish with a brown reticulate pattern.
Pretty similar is Philinopsis pilsbryi which has no blue markings.
Species of Philinopsis are usually found burrowing through sand or mud.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 4 July 2016, Philinopsis cf. reticulata (Eliot, 1903)
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Philinopsis_reticulata_cf.htm