Miamira alleni (Gosliner, 1996) [Ceratosoma]

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Tata, a Philippine diveguide at Malapascua Island, described an unknown dorid to me in 2003: "It had a pale tan colour and extensions like towers". There is no dorid looking like Miamira alleni, so we had a short look at Mike's shot and Tata confirmed my ID. Karin Wessel and Alexander Groeninger wrote that their specimen with a length of 10 cm had extensions of approximately 6 cm. Miamira alleni has been reported from the Philippine islands, Malaysia and Indonesia.
This species was posted on 16 July 2004 at these websites as Ceratosoma alleni  Gosliner, 1996,
I follow the recent article (published: 10 April 2012)
Rebecca Fay Johnson & Terrence M. Gosliner. 2012.
Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History:
A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs. online at
and move Ceratosoma alleni to the reerected ("rescued from synonymy") genus Miamira  Bergh, 1875.
More information on Miamira alleni as Ceratosoma alleni are on Michael D. Miller's Slug Site!