Protaeolidiella sp. 01  Genus: Baba, 1955

Click the thumbnail photos to enhance!

I thought in the field, when I was taking this shot at Cabilao island: this is a very small species of Doto, my eyes are pretty poor. At home, looking at the picture, I realized that the animal is much longer, than I had thought before! I thought it ends after the first 5 pairs of whitish cerata, but there are many more! Now I like to say it is a species of Protaeolidiella, this ID was confirmed by Dr. Juan Lucas Cervera Currado, that is of course also only a guess, as it is always without looking at the anatomy...
It might be as well a variant of Eubranchus sp. 02, which is regrowing most of its cerata, or it might be a species of Kabeiro  Shipman & Gosliner, 2015.
This species was posted on 24 November 2003 at these websites as Protaeolidiella sp. A  Genus: Baba, 1955, and changed on 2 January 2012 into
Protaeolidiella sp. 01  Genus: Baba, 1955.
For some genera was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even if '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 14 January 2017, Protaeolidiella sp. 01  Genus: Baba, 1955
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Protaeolidiella_sp_01.htm