Favorinus tsuruganus Baba & Abe, 1964
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Favorinus tsuruganus is characterized by its opaque white body, and by the black rhinophores which have three 'cup-shaped' or 'collar-like' swellings.
The cerata are translucent with a black tip, but digestive gland duct is orange/red, giving the species its distinctive colouration. It feeds
like most species of Favorinus on the eggs of other sea-slugs. In most species of Favorinus depends the colour
of the digestive glands on the colour of the eggs they have been eating.
In Favorinus tsuruganus however, are the cerata consistently yellow-orange-red with a black tip.
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How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 6 June 2019, Favorinus tsuruganus Baba & Abe, 1964