Dermatobranchus cymatilis  Gosliner & Fahey, 2011

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Dermatobranchus cymatilis has recently been described, (published in February 2011). It is characterized by a blue foot margin with dark blue spots, and by the dark patch on the veil in front of the rhinophores, which has an orange margin to the white veil. At the anterior margin of the veil are dark brown spots.
The specific name cymatilis is from the Latin adjective meaning ‘sea-coloured or blue’ to describe the deep blue foot margin on this species.
Let me quote Gosliner & Fahey (2011) :
"The ground colour of the dorsum and foot is opaque white, although the foot has a blue margin. ..The rhinophore stalk is white and the club is dark. The oral veil is opaque white with dark perpendicular rays. There is an orange margin along a dark patch on the posterior side of the veil, close to the body.."
This species is Dermatobranchus sp. 10 in IPN at page 312.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426 pp.
Gosliner, Terrence M. & Fahey, Shireen J., 2011, Previously undocumented diversity and abundance of cryptic species: a phylogenetic analysis of Indo-Pacific Arminidae Rafinesque, 1814 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) with descriptions of 20 new species of Dermatobranchus.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 2011 February; 161(2): 245-356.
This publication is completely online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3073124/
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 12 January 2019, Dermatobranchus cymatilis  Gosliner & Fahey, 2011
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Dermatobranchus_cymatilis.htm


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