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Bornella stellifer (A. Adams & Reeve in A. Adams, 1848) [Dendronotus]

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Bornella stellifer has a translucent cream colour with a broken network of red-orange lines, a single posterior process on the rhinophore sheaths, and five or six of dorso-lateral processes. Distinctive are the orange-red subapical rings on the rhinophores, dorso-lateral processes, and velar tentacles.
Very similar are:
Bornella cf. stellifer which lacks the orange-red subapical rings on the rhinophores, dorso-lateral processes, and velar tentacles and
Bornella hermanni, it has been misidentified in several field guides. It can be distinguished from Bornella stellifer by the branched large posterior process on the rhinophore sheath, in Bornella stellifer it is single. In Bornella stellifer the rhinophores, dorso-lateral processes and velar tentacles all have an orange-red subapical ring which is absent in Bornella hermanni. In Bornella hermanni there are three pairs of dorso-lateral processes while in Bornella stellifer there are five or six pairs.
More information on Bornella stellifer are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 6 August 2016, Bornella stellifer (A. Adams & Reeve in A. Adams, 1848)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Bornella_stellifer.htm