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Plakobranchidae sp. 01  Family: J.E. Gray, 1840

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Plakobranchidae sp. 01 is probably a variant of Plakobranchus ocellatus because the eye-spots are very close together between the rhinophores just like in Plakobranchus ocellatus.
That's where the similarities are already ending:
The rhinophores differ - in P. ocellatus are they white with bluish tips, and they are pointing lateral,
the general colour differs also, though P. ocellatus is highly variable have almost all specimens ocellae on the dorsal surface and on the parapodia. Plakobranchidae sp. 01 lacks these ocellae. It has a greyish-greenish colour covered all over with minute white spots and a few black spots, there are also some tan spots. The rhinophores look more like in species of Elysia, the shape of the body and and colour are similar to Elysia cf. japonica, but the eye-spots are not like in Elysia, in which they are at the sides behind the rhinophores.
So I keep it for now as Plakobranchidae sp. 01!
It was originally posted at these websites as Plakobranchidae sp. A  Family: Gray, 1840.
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I have chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.