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This species was posted on these websites on 31 August 2011 as Doto sp. 09.
It is Doto sp. 15 in IPN, page 348
Let me quote the description: "This elongate species is uniformly light brownish with a series of opaque white conical tubercles present along the margins of the notum. The cerata bear numerous acutely pointed conical tubercles. The elongate rhinophores are contained within narrow sheaths." Let me quote Shipman & Gosliner (2015): "Kabeiro phasmida is distinct from all other Indo-Pacific Dotidae. This species has a very elongate yellow-cream to tan body to blend in with the stalks of the hydroid from which it feeds (Gosliner et al. 2008). It may reach lengths up to 20 mm (Gosliner et al. 2008). Opaque white conical tubercles run along the margins of the notum. The narrow rhinophoral sheaths are mottled in opaque white. The yellowcream to tan rhinophores are much longer than their sheaths and are also mottled with opaque white and are tipped in white. This species has ten pairs of elongate yellow-cream to tan cerata, covered in numerous acutely pointed conical tubercles, which are irregularly arranged. These tubercles are covered in smaller round masses."
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Shipman C. & Gosliner T. (2015). Molecular and morphological systematics of Doto Oken, 1851 (sic) (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia), with descriptions of five new species and a new genus. Zootaxa. 3973(1): 57-101.
The final preview can be here downloaded: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carissa_Shipman/publications
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 8 April 2018, Kabeiro phasmida Shipman & Gosliner, 2015
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Kabeiro_phasmida.htm