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Pseudoceros cf. depiliktabub Newman & Cannon, 1994

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This specimen was identified by Dr.Wolfgang Seifarth at his website Marine Flatworms of the World!,
as Pseudoceros depiliktabub Newman & Cannon, 1994.
Let me quote the description of Pseudoceros depiliktabub by Marcela Bolanos at LifeDesks:
"Body with few deep marginal ruffles with pseudotentacles made by simple folds of the anterior margin. A black background with three marginal bands in the following order: an inner black-green band fading to yellow-cream and an outermost orange bright rim."
According to Philibert Bidgrain at the South-west Indian Ocean Flatworm site are several species very similar with a black body colour and a white marginal band:
- Pseudoceros prudhoei which has an inner band of sky blue and an outer band of yellow or cream
- Pseudoceros cf. prudhoei which has an inner band of bluish-white and an outer band of yellow
- Pseudoceros depiliktabub which has inner band dark-green, middle band yellow-cream and rim bright orange
- Pseudobiceros flavocanthus which has 2 thin marginal bands an inner white and an outer yellow
The above specimens do not fit any of these descriptions, just as the picture of Pseudoceros depiliktabub at LifeDesks which also lacks the inner dark green band,
I decided to post them as
Pseudoceros cf. depiliktabub Newman & Cannon, 1994
cf. is an abbreviation from a Latin word (confer) and means 'refer to' or 'compare with', here it means it could possibly be Pseudoceros depiliktabub or perhaps something closely related, or at least similar in appearance.