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It can be distinguished from other arminaceans by series of minute brownish spots on the longitudinal ridges, and by some diffuse brownish spots on the mantle. There is an arch-shaped diffuse brownish patch on the mantle in the anterior third. The rhinophore clubs are brown with white apices.
Pretty similar are:
Dermatobranchus semilunus which differs by dark irregular spots on the oral veil, and by longitudinal ridges and the depressions between the dorsal ridges light grey with dark dots,
Dermatobranchus rodmani which lacks the series of minute brownish spots on the longitudinal ridges,
Dermatobranchus fasciatus which differs by dark irregular spots on the oral veil which has a pink margin,
Dermatobranchus sp. 12 which differs by a network of brownish-orange longitudinal lines, and by an orange margin of the oral veil.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 26 August 2016, Dermatobranchus sp. 14 Genus: van Hasselt, 1824
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Dermatobranchus_sp_14.htm