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Flabellina sp. 07  Genus: McMurtrie, 1831

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This is an undescribed aeolid of the genus Flabellina, I label it Flabellina sp. 07. It is characterized by a translucent body which is covered with minute orange spots giving an orange appearance, and smooth rhinophores which are basally orange, followed by a translucent whitish patch,then again orange, the outer third is translucent whitish. The oral tentacles are translucent white. The cerata are yellowish-grey, with purple apices, and opaque white cnidosacs.
This species was misidentified and posted on 29 November 2014 at these websites as Trinchesia sp. 32  Genus: von Ihering, 1879, and on 8 January 2017 changed into Tenellia sp. 32  Genus: A. Costa, 1866.
On 20 February 2017 wrote Dr Richard C. Willan:"Your Tenellia sp. 32 is definitely an undescribed species of Flabellina. It occurs here in northern Australia and I have studied it myself."
I changed it again into Flabellina sp. 07  Genus: Voigt, 1834.
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. 07  Genus: McMurtrie, 1831
Reference:
Robert Burn 2018. Flabellina McMurtrie, 1831: The earliest valid Latinization?
THE NAUTILUS 132(1):33 - 34, 2018
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 7 April 2018, Flabellina sp. 06  Genus: McMurtrie, 1831
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