Baeolidia salaamica (Rudman, 1982) [Spurilla]

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Baeolidia salaamica has a translucent white body, it is characterized by white patches on the body: one on the head, another diamond-shaped one behind the rhinophores, one on the pericardium, and additional patches more posteriorly. It has papillate rhinophores, with relatively long scattered papillae on the posterior side. The cerata are long and cylindrical with opaque white markings along their length.
Pretty similar is Baeolidia moebii in which the cerata are curved and flattened, often with blue and yellow markings, and it usually lacks the white patches on the body.
Baeolidia salaamica was originally placed by William B. Rudman in the genus Spurilla,
I followed IPN and published it on 17 April 2011 as Berghia salaamica (Rudman, 1982) [Spurilla].
I decided on 1 July 2013 to follow Carmona et al. (2013) and moved it into the genus Baeolidia  Bergh, 1888.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Carmona L., Pola M., Gosliner T.M. & Cervera J.L. 2013. A tale that morphology fails to tell: A molecular
phylogeny of Aeolidiidae (Aeolidida, Nudibranchia, Gastropoda).
PLoS ONE 8(5): e63000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063000,
available online at:
More information on Baeolidia salaamica as Spurilla salaamica are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 9 November 2018, Baeolidia salaamica (Rudman, 1982)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Baeolidia_salaamica.htm


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