Godiva sp. 01  Genus: Macnae, 1954

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Godiva sp. 01 is characterized by its orange body and cerata with bueish apices. There are whitish patches between the oral tentacles and the rhinophores, posterior to the rhinophores, and on the pericardium, narrowing to a line posteriorly. The oral tentacles are basally pinkish-orange, medially is a diffuse orange band, the apices are yellowish-white. The rhinophores are dark orange with pale yellowish apices.
Bill Rudman placed this aeolid tentatively in the genus Sakuraeolis, I posted it on 28 July 2003 as Sakuraeolis sp. A, to distinguish it from other species of Sakuraeolis, with the comment: "It could be as well a Godiva or another Facelinid."
This species is Godiva sp. 2 in IPN at page 383, I changed it on 4 March 2012 into
Godiva sp. 01  Genus: Macnae, 1954,
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written. Working on that change I decided to follow IPN and moved it to genus Godiva. There were many pictures of it at NUDIPIXEL, this website is down.
Pretty similar is Godiva sp. 02 which differs by a diffuse blueish subapical band on the cerata.
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.
More information on Godiva sp. 01 as Sakuraeolis sp. 1 are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 10 July 2019, Godiva sp. 01  Genus: Macnae, 1954
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Godiva_sp_01.htm


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