Diniatys dentifer (A. Adams, 1850) [Bulla]

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Carlson & Hoff (2000) on Diniatys dentifer "This is by far the most common haminoeid form in our collection. It is represented by records of over 800 specimens from Guam and the rest of the Micronesian area--as well as others from the Philippines, Indonesia and PNG." and "The D. dentifera we have found are generally various shades of brown with a darker amorphous brown band on the midline of the head. Some have been found that are somewhat green in color and others without the band on the head."
The correct specific name is dentifer because the generic name Atys was deemed to be masculine, that is genera incorporating this name as a suffix must be masculine too.
Species of the family Haminoeidae are herbivorous cephalaspideans.
The above specimens were identified by Trond R. Oskars, Thanks!
Carlson, C.H. & Hoff, P.J., 2000 (Sep 9) Re: 'Liloa curta' from Samoa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2997
More information on Diniatys dentifer are on Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 15 June 2020, Diniatys dentifer (A. Adams, 1850)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Diniatys_dentifer.htm


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