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Tenellia melanobrachia (Bergh, 1874) [Phestilla]

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The aeolid Tenellia melanobrachia feeds exclusively upon dendrophyllid corals Dendrophyllidia / Tubastraea spp. This shot shows a specimen with dark cerata.
This species was posted on 15 April 2003 at these websites as Phestilla melanobrachia  Bergh, 1874,
Cella et al. (2016) moved it to the Genus Tenellia  A. Costa, 1866 in the Family Fionidae  J.E. Gray, 1857.
Reference:
Kristen Cella, Leila Carmona, Irina Ekimova, Anton Chichvarkhin, Dimitry Schepetov & Terrence M. Gosliner (2016)
A Radical Solution: The Phylogeny of the Nudibranch Family Fionidae.
PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167800. doi:10.137 1/journal .pone.0167800
The above publication is completely online, open access, CC-license
More information on Tenellia melanobrachia as Phestilla melanobrachia are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 18 December 2016, Tenellia melanobrachia (Bergh, 1874)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Tenellia_melanobrachia.htm