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Hermaea sp. 03  Genus: Lovén, 1844

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Hermaea sp. 03 is characterized by its translucent body and cerata. the cerata have green spots and minute white spots, most of the latter are near the apex, giving the appearance of a white tip. The digestive gland ducts are are in some cerata green, in other cerata white. The rhinophores are translucent grey-green with a distinctive diffuse dark grey band running dorsal to the dark grey tips.
This species was posted on 6 July 2011 at these websites as Limapontiidae sp. A Family: Gray, 1847, with my comment: "I can't see enough details of this 2 mm specimen to place it in a genus."
Gordon Tillen sent more pictures of it showing more details on 9 July 2011.
I identified it on 10 July 2011 using the phantastic Poppe-Images websites there it is as Hermaea species A, but also placed in the wrong family Limapontiidae, it should be the family Hermaeidae  H. & A. Adams, 1854.
I changed it into Hermaea sp. C  Genus: Lovén, 1844, and changed it again on 14 July 2011
into Hermaea sp. 03  Genus: Lovén, 1844.
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 13 June 2018, Hermaea sp. 03  Genus: Lovén, 1844
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Sacoglossa/Hermaea_sp_03.htm

 
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