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Tenellia sp. 34  Genus: von Ihering, 1879

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Tenellia sp. 34 has a translucent whitish body with white patches. The smooth rhinophores and the oral tentacles are basally translucent with opaque white spots, the outer third is opaque white. The cerata are translucent whitish. This 2 mm specimen is most probably a juvenile, it might be as well a juvenile specimen of Cratena simba  Edmunds, 1970, though the 3 mm specimen looks different.
This species was posted on 12 March 2015 at these websites as Trinchesia sp. 34  Genus: von Ihering, 1879.
Cella et al. (2016) restricted the genus Cuthona  Alder & Hancock, 1855 to the type species, C. nana (Alder & Hancock, 1842) just like Miller (2004) did, and synonymised the genera
- Catriona  Winckworth, 1941,
- Phestilla  Bergh, 1874,
- Cuthona  Alder & Hancock, 1855 (partim), and
- Trinchesia  Ihering, 1879
with Tenellia  A. Costa, 1866 in the Family Fionidae  J.E. Gray, 1857.
I moved on 10 January 2017 Trinchesia sp. 34  Genus: von Ihering, 1879 to the Genus Tenellia  A. Costa, 1866.
References:
Miller, M.C. 2004. An appraisal of the identity of the New Zealand species of the aeolid nudibranch family Tergipedidae (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Journal of Natural History 38: 1183-1192.
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
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 10 January 2017, Tenellia sp. 34  Genus: A. Costa, 1866
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Tenellia_sp_34.htm