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Tenellia sp. 39  Genus: A. Costa, 1866

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Tenellia sp. 39 is characterized by its transcendent whitish body with large opaque white patches, and by white cerata with a thin yellowish subapical ring, and large transcendent apices in which white cnidosacs are visible. The smooth rhinophores are translucent in the lower half, followed by a broad orange band, the outer third is opaque white. The oral tentacles are transcendent whitish with orange tips.
This species was posted on 24 November 2015 at these websites as Trinchesia sp. 39  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 11 January 2017 Trinchesia sp. 39  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 11 January 2017, Tenellia sp. 39  Genus: A. Costa, 1866
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Tenellia_sp_39.htm