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Flabellina sp. 06  Genus: Voigt, 1834

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This is an undescribed aeolid of the genus Flabellina, I label it Flabellina sp. 06. It is characterized by its translucent violet body with purple longitudinal lines. The oral tentacles are violet, the rhinophores are also violet, and have papillae on the posterior side. The cerata are translucent violet with a yellowish/orange ceratal core, there is a diffuse lilac subapical band, the cnidosacs are pale violet.
This species is part of the 'Flabellina rubrolineata look-alike' complex:
Pretty similar are
Flabellina rubrolineata, which differs by papillate whitish rhinophores with purplish tips,
Flabellina delicata, which lacks the purple longitudinal lines.
Dr. Richard C. Willan writes on the above specimen:" This one is a real puzzle for me. It is definitely not Flabellina delicata. It seems closest to Flabellina rubrolineata, but I never saw a colour form of F. rubrolineata like this one. It might be an undescribed Flabellina species."
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 12 November 2016, Flabellina sp. 06  Genus: Voigt, 1834
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Flabellina_sp_06.htm