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Thuridilla sp. 02  Genus: Bergh, 1872

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Thuridilla sp. 02 is characterized by a large opaque blue longitudinal patch on the outer face of the parapodia, which is encircled by a black band, above and below the blue patch are bright green longitudinal patches, the parapodial edge is orange. Below the lower green patch is a broken black band. A similar colour pattern is on the head: between the rhinophores is opaque blue with a black band on both sides, above the black band is bright green on the rhinophores, the outer half of the rhinophores is orange. Below black band on the sides are green patches, followed by a black bland, an followed by another blue patch. The foot corners are orange. I can't tell how the inner faces of the parapodia look like, and about median and the lateral part of the body and the foot.
This species is very similar to Thuridilla sp. 5 in Gosliner et al. (2015) page 97, reported from the Great Barrier Reef, and from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Considered to be an Australian form of Thuridilla splendens (Baba, 1949) [Elysia].
Reference:
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 23 October 2018, Thuridilla sp. 02  Genus: Bergh, 1872
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Sacoglossa/Thuridilla_sp_02.htm

 
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