Phanerophthalmus anettae  Austin, Gosliner & Malaquias, 2018

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Phanerophthalmus anettae is characterized by a purplish body, distinctive is the white pigment at the posterior end of the head shield.
This species is as Phanerophthalmus sp. 3 from Papua New Guinea in Gosliner et al. (2015) at page 33, it has been recently described,
published on 4 December 2018,
Let me quote Austin et al.(2018):"Body cylindrical, elongate, translucent-light purple to nearly reddish. Cephalic shield triangular, notched, ending in posterior lobes, slightly separated, with clusters of white pigment at posterior part of lobes or packed and restricted only to tip of lobes. Left parapodial lobe overlapping right lobe. Shell not visible. Eyes visible; periocular area pigmented."
The pictures #3 and #4 had been misidentified and posted on 18 January 2015 and 18 April 2015 at these websites
as Phanerophthalmus albocollaris  Heller & Thompson, 1983, with the comment: "They almost lack the white 'W' spot, I'd better label
them Phanerophthalmus cf. albocollaris  Heller & Thompson, 1983." I changed them on 4 July 2019
into Phanerophthalmus sp. 01  Genus: A. Adams, 1850.
I changed this species on 13 March 2020 into Phanerophthalmus anettae  Austin, Gosliner & Malaquias, 2018.
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
Austin J., Gosliner T. & Malaquias M.A.E. (2018). Systematic revision, diversity patterns and trophic ecology of the tropical Indo-West Pacific sea slug genus Phanerophthalmus  A. Adams, 1850 (Cephalaspidea, Haminoeidae). Invertebrate Systematics. 32(6): 1336-1387.,
available online at https://doi.org/10.1071/is17086
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 13 March 2020, Phanerophthalmus anettae  Austin, Gosliner & Malaquias, 2018
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Phanerophthalmus_anettae.htm


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