Cratena sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1864

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Cratena sp. 01 is characterized by its translucent body with many opaque white spots and a few larger orange spots on it. The greenish-yellow cerata have opaque white longitudinal lines, subapical is a diffuse white region, the apices are tranlucent, basally are brown/black spots. The smooth rhinophores and the oral tentacles are basal translucent with opaque white spots, the outer half is opaque white, and the tips are translucent.
It looks somehow similar to
Cratena lineata, which has orange/red patches on the head and differs by white lines on the notum,
Cratena cf. lineata A, which has two orange/red patches in front of the rhinophores and to
Cratena cf. lineata B, which has opaque white lines on the notum.
This species is as Cratena sp. 3 in IPN at page 396, the picture of specimen #1 was originally posted at these websites as Cratena cf. lineata A, I realized the misidentification on 15 July 2011, when Gordon Tillen sent a picture of another specimen and changed it into Cratena sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1864.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 31 December 2018, Cratena sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1864
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Cratena_sp_01.htm


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