Abronica purpureoanulata (Baba, 1961) [Catriona]

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Abronica purpureoanulata is characterized by a translucent whitish body with opaque white and purple markings. Distinctive is a swelling with a broad opaque white band in the upper third of the cerata, at the outer end of the ceratal swelling is a yellow ring, followed by a subapical thin purple ring, the apices are translucent purple. The smooth rhinophores are basally translucent then opaque white, with 2 broad purple bands. The oral tentacles are basally translucent purple, followed by a purple band, the outer half is opaque white.
This species was described by Baba in the genus Catriona, and posted on 18 July 2011 at these websites as
Trinchesia purpureoanulata (Baba, 1961) [Catriona].
Cella et al. (2016) moved it to the new Genus Abronica  Cella, Carmona, Ekimova, Chichvarkhin, Schepetov & Gosliner, 2016
in the Family Fionidae  J.E. Gray, 1857.
Kristen Cella, Leila Carmona, Irina Ekimova, Anton Chichvarkhin, Dimitry Schepetov & Terrence M. Gosliner (2016)
A Radical Solution: The Phylogeny of the Nudibranch Family Fionidae.
PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167800. doi:10.137 1/journal .pone.0167800
The above publication is completely online, open access
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 25 November 2020, Abronica purpureoanulata (Baba, 1961)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Abronica_purpureoanulata.htm


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