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This elongate species is as Philinopsis sp. 3 in IPN at page 41, it is solid black/dark brown and very similar to
the black colour form of Mariaglaja tsurugensis (Baba & Abe 1959) [Chelidonura] which is also solid black and differs by the long 'tails', and lacks the 'bubble head'.
This specimen was erroneously posted at these websites on 22 December 2012 as Chelidonura sp. 01 Genus: A. Adams, 1850.
Species of Tubulophilinopsis are usually found burrowing through sand or mud, or crawling upon it.
This species was posted on 21 July 2013 at these websites as Philinopsis sp. 02 Genus: Pease, 1860, Zamora-Silva & Malaquias (2017) moved it
into the new genus Tubulophilinopsis Zamora-Silva & Malaquias, 2017.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Andrea Zamora-Silva and Manuel António E. Malaquias Molecular phylogeny of the Aglajidae head-shield sea slugs (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): new evolutionary lineages revealed and proposal of a new classification
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2017, XX, 1-51
available online at https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx064/4584517
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 10 April 2021, Tubulophilinopsis sp. 01 Genus: Zamora-Silva & Malaquias, 2017
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Tubulophilinopsis_sp_01.htm