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Cyerce kikutarobabai  Hamatani, 1976

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Cyerce kikutarobabai is characterized by a translucent white body with purple on the head, including the rhinophores and oral tentacles, and on the cerata. There are white/yellow spots on the flattened, somewhat inflated cerata, and a distictive orange line at the margin of the cerata. The head and tentacles have a pattern of white spots. The colour of the cerata varies from purple to to dark brown almost black in some specimens.
Hamatani described this species from Yoron Island in the Amami Islands chain in Kagoshima, Japan. There are many pictures of it from Japan online at www.umiushi.info and at umiushi-zukan.com.
More information on Cyerce kikutarobabai are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 23 June 2017, Cyerce kikutarobabai  Hamatani, 1976
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Sacoglossa/Cyerce_kikutarobabai.htm