home
-
Tenellia sp. 36  Genus: A. Costa, 1866

Click the thumbnail photos to enhance!

     
Tenellia sp. 36 has a translucent whitish body with a bluish tinge. The smooth rhinophores are basally translucent, the outer half is orange. The oral tentacles are whitish with a bluish tinge. The cerata are orange.
This species is most probably a colour variant of Cuthona sp. 19 in IPN, on page 366, let me quote the description: "Body purple with opaque white down the middle of the notum. Cerata orange throughout with a brighter orange cnidosacks. Oral tentacles and rhinophores mostly orange in color."
It differs by the colour of rhinophores and oral tentacles.
This picture shows a 'bycatch specimen' and Unidentia angelvaldesi  Millen & Hermosillo, 2012.
This species was posted on 20 March 2015 at these websites as Trinchesia sp. 36  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. 36  Genus: von Ihering, 1879 to the Genus Tenellia  A. Costa, 1866.
References:
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
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. 36  Genus: A. Costa, 1866
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Tenellia_sp_36.htm