Polycera abai (Baba, 1960) [Greilada]

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Polycera abai is characterized by its translucent whitish/yellowish body with orange and black spots. The rhinophores, the gills and the velar appendages have also black pigment.
Note the very small specimen bottom right, just above the water sign.
Some of the specimens from the Philippines have an orange black spotted appearance.
Robert F. Boland cites Baba's original species description at his Okinawa Slug Site, and there are 18 more pictures (as of 14 July 2016) from Japan (from where it was decribed) which show some variation in this species.
More information on Polycera abai are at seaslugsofhawaii.com by Cory Pittman & Pauline Fiene!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 30 March 2018, Polycera abai (Baba, 1960)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Polycera_abai.htm


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