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Chelidonura amoena  Bergh, 1905

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Let me quote the description of Chelidonura amoena in IPN:"This species can be distinguished by whitish color with yellow marginal lines on the parapodia, headshield and posterior shield, with varying amounts of grey pigment." The gray pigment is usually in large diffuse patches, in some specimens is it reddisch/maroon, always densely covered with minute white spots.
Like many other members of this genus is Chelidonura amoena reported to feed on small flatworms
This shot shows a specimen laying eggs, this shot shows some specimens mating.
Reference:
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
More information on Chelidonura amoena are on Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 28 December 2020, Chelidonura amoena  Bergh, 1905
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Chelidonura_amoena.htm

 
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