Facelinidae sp. 04  Family: Bergh, 1889

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Facelinidae sp. 04 is an undescribed species of the family Facelinidae, it is characterized by its translucent whitish body colour, with a network of opaque white frosting over dorsal region. The rhinophores are translucent purple and have small, incomplete annulae. The oral tentacles are basally translucent purple, the outer 4/5 are opaque white. The cerata are translucent brownish with a diffuse ring of brown spots near the base, the apices are white and inflated.
Pretty similar is:
Flabellina sp. 02 Genus: Voigt, 1834 , which differs by a brownish body with white spots, purple rhinophores with white spots, by brownish cerata, and by purple oral tentacles with white spots.
It is Facelinid sp. 2 in IPN:
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp. at page 399
The pictures #4 and #5 were originally misidentified and posted on 30 July 2011 at these websites as Trinchesia sp. 16, because it is very difficult to see the incomplete annulae of the rhinophores on those pictures, I thought they were smooth. I changed it on 7 August 2011.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 19 May 2019, Facelinidae sp. 04  Family: Bergh, 1889
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Facelinidae_sp_04.htm


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