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Oxynoe sp. 02  Genus: Rafinesque, 1814

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Oxynoe sp. 02 has a fragile bubble-shaped shell which is partially enclosed by parapodial flaps. It is characterized by its small yellowish conical papillae, by the bright green colour of the body, and by the whitish markings on the rhinophores. It is reported to feed on Caulerpa racemosa algae.
It is Oxynoe sp. 2 in IPN at page 67:
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Let me quote the description:"This species can be recognized by its small conical papillae, lightly colored notum and blue spots. It could be a color variety of Oxynoe viridis, but further study is required."
I will keep it for now separate as Oxynoe sp. 02.