Hancockia sp. 01  Genus: Gosse, 1877

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This is an undescribed dendronotid of the genus Hancockia. I call it for now Hancockia sp. 01.
It has a pinkish body colour, mottled with brown and tan. The lateral appendages are unbranched and have rounded tubercles on their surface. There is a distictinctive brown patch with an opaque white spot basally at the dorsal base of the lateral appendages.
It is at least pretty similar to Hancockia sp. 2 in IPN, page 324
The first specimen (pictures #1-3) was identified by David W. Behrens, thanks!
Like all members of this genus has it "pulpit-like" rhinophores with a lobate sheath a tapering club that ends in a rounded club.
This species was posted on 15 March 2011at these website as Hancockia sp. A  Genus: Gosse, 1877, and on 14 July 2011 changed into
Hancockia sp. 01  Genus: Gosse, 1877.
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.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 12 July 2019, Hancockia sp. 01  Genus: Gosse, 1877
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Hancockia_sp_01.htm


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