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Anteaeolidiella cacaotica is part of the "Anteaeolidiella indica complex" it was posted on 15 July 2011 at these websites as
Anteaeolidiella foulisi (Angas, 1864) [Aeolis] because this was the accepted name for all those species of the "Anteaeolidiella indica complex" and it was thought to have a circumtropical distrubution, until Carmona et al. (2013) stated "However, our study demonstrates that at least five distinct allopatric species constitute the Anteaeolidiella indica complex, which presents to a consistent biogeographic pattern." and
"...Therefore, we consider Aeolis foulisi as a junior synonym of Eolis cacaotica and transfer the latter to Anteaeolidiella."
The distrubution of Anteaeolidiella cacaotica is the Western Pacific Ocean from Japan to New Zealand, and the Eastern Indian Ocean.
Carmona et al. (2013) consider Anteaeolidiella indica (Bergh, 1888) as species inquirenda, a species of doubtful identity requiring further investigation.
Carmona L., Pola M., Gosliner T.M. & Cervera J.L. 2013. A tale that morphology fails to tell: A molecular
phylogeny of Aeolidiidae (Aeolidida, Nudibranchia, Gastropoda).
PLoS ONE 8(5): e63000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063000,
available online at:
More information on Anteaeolidiella cacaotica as Anteaeolidiella indica are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 27 July 2016, Anteaeolidiella cacaotica (Stimpson, 1855)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Anteaeolidiella_cacaotica.htm