Hermaea sp. 05 Genus: Lovén, 1844
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Hermaea sp. 05 is characterized by the extreme long posterior end of the foot - the 'tail', and by the yellowish-orange branches of the digestive glands in the inflated transcendent cerata,
which have minute opaque white spots at the tips. The rhinophores are relatively long and thin, basally translucent whitish, then brown.
The body is opaque white, with a brown patch behind the rhinophores, the foot is translucent whitish with two large oral lobes, projecting laterally above the mouth.
This body of this specimen was 4-5 mm long, the 'tail was 5-6 mm, it had a total length of approx. 10 mm. It was on some plant that was growing on a rope.
Dr. Richard Willan writes: "It is a species of Hermaea (family Hermaeidae). And yes it would have
been living on a piece of algae because it is a sap-sucking sea slug (Sacoglossa)."
Dr. Juan Lucas Cervera Currado writes: "Could be a Placida or Stiliger." These genera are are in the family Limapontiidae.
I place it in the genus Hermaea because of the oral lobes.
To my knowledge are these the only pictures of this species, it is not in IPN nor at the internet!