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Coryphellina sp. 03  Genus: O'Donoghue, 1929

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This is an undescribed aeolid of the genus Coryphellina, I label it Coryphellina sp. 03. It is characterized by its translucent pale tan body, in some specimens with a bluish tinge, with purple longitudinal lines. The oral tentacles are basally transluvent, followed by a broad bluish band, the outer third is transluncent. The rhinophores are of the same colour as the body with the outer part bluish/violet, and clear apices have papillae on the posterior side. The cerata are of the same colour as the body with a yellowish/orange ceratal core, there is a diffuse lilac subapical band, the apices are of the same colour as the body.
This species is part of the 'Coryphellina rubrolineata look-alike' complex:
Pretty similar are
Coryphellina rubrolineata, which differs by the colour of the cerata, and
Coryphellina delicata, which lacks the purple longitudinal lines.
Unidentia sp. 02  Genus: Millen & Hermosillo, 2012 which has smooth rhinophores, and
Unidentia sandramillenae which has a broad opaque white band at the smooth rhinophores, and
Unidentia sp. 03  Genus: Millen & Hermosillo, 2012 which differs by smooth rhinophores, which are basally bluish with a white outer half, the oral tentacles are of the same colour.
This species was posted on 24 July 2011 at these websites as Flabellina rubrolineata (O’Donoghue, 1929) [Coryphellina], and changed on 12 December 2017 into Coryphellina rubrolineata  O'Donoghue, 1929.
Korshunova et al. (2017) reinstated the genus Coryphellina  O'Donoghue, 1929 within the family Flabellinidae  Bergh, 1889, and had on Fig. 39 as Coryphellina rubrolineata  O'Donoghue, 1929 a pale pink specimen with pale pink cerata, which have a diffuse red subapical ring, and below some whitish pigment, the apices are yellowish/pink.
I changed it on 9 January 2020 into Coryphellina sp. 03  Genus: O'Donoghue, 1929.
Reference:
Korshunova, T.; Martynov, A.; Bakken, T.; Evertsen, J.; Fletcher, K.; Mudianta, W.; Saito, H.; Lundin, K.; Schrödl, M.; Picton, B. (2017). Polyphyly of the traditional family Flabellinidae affects a major group of Nudibranchia: aeolidacean taxonomic reassessment with descriptions of several new families, genera, and species (Mollusca, Gastropoda).
ZooKeys. 717: 1-139., available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.717.21885
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 9 January 2020, Coryphellina sp. 03  Genus: O'Donoghue, 1929
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Coryphellina_sp_03.htm

 
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