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Samla cf. riwo (Gosliner & Willan, 1991) [Flabellina]

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cf. is an abbreviation from a Latin word (confer) and means 'refer to' or 'compare with', here it means it could possibly be Samla riwo or perhaps something closely related, or at least similar in appearance. Samla riwo is characterized by an network of opaque white lines on the translucent brownish body. The cerata are in the basal half translucent whitish-tan, medial is a translucent purple ring, followed by a diffuse bright blue band, diffusing into a yellowish-white subapical band, the apices are translucent orange-pink. It has long oral tentacles with flattened, paddle-shaped tips. There is a purple band on the pinkish oral tentacles near the head, some specimens have a second medial purple band. It has perfoliate rhinophores, which are basally translucent, the medial region is mottled brownish-tan, subapical is a pinkish band, the tips are translucent.
Samla cf. riwo lacks the translucent purple ring on the cerata.
It is similar in shape and in colour of the cerata to the smaller Samla bicolor, including the long oral tentacles with flattened tips, which differs by a milky white body.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 18 July 2018, Samla cf. riwo (Gosliner & Willan, 1991)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Samla_riwo_cf.htm

 
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