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Philinopsis sp. 01  Genus: Pease, 1860

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This is an unidentified or undescribed species of the genus Philinopsis - I call it Philinopsis sp. 01. Species of Philinopsis are usually found burrowing through sand or mud.
Very similar entirely black species are:
Philinopsis sp. 02, which has an elongate appearance, and
Chelidonura sp. 01 which differs by the long 'tails'
This species was posted on 9 July 2003 at these websites as Philinopsis sp. A  Genus: Pease, 1860. on 19 November 2011 changed into
Philinopsis sp. 01  Genus: Pease, 1860
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
More information on Philinopsis sp. 01 are on Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 4 July 2016, Philinopsis sp. 01  Genus: Pease, 1860
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Philinopsis_sp_01.htm