Flabellina sp. 03  Genus: McMurtrie, 1831

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David W. Behrens writes this is an undescribed aeolid of the genus Flabellina, I label it Flabellina sp. 03, to distingiush it from other undescribed Flabellina. The body is translucent tan with four large opaque white specks in the middorsal region behind the rhinophores/eyes, between the cerata and one on the head in front of the rhinophores. The finely annulate rhinophores are translucent with a broad opaque white subapical band. The cerata are often very long, whitish with a diffuse bluish subapical band.
This species was posted on 1 October 2010 at these websites as Flabellina sp. C  Genus: Voigt, 1834, and on 23 August 2011
changed into Flabellina sp. 03  Genus: Voigt, 1834
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
Burn (2018) established that the name Flabellina was first established by McMurtrie in the first English edition of Cuvier's Règne Animal. The name Flabellina had earlier been attributed by ICZN Opinion 781 to Voigt (1834), in the German edition of Cuvier's work; and later to Gray (1833) in
Griffith & Pidgeon's translation of the same work.
I changed it again on 7 April 2018 into Flabellina sp. 03  Genus: McMurtrie, 1831
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 12 November 2016, Flabellina sp. 03  Genus: McMurtrie, 1831
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Flabellina_sp_03.htm