Kabeiro christianae  Shipman & Gosliner, 2015

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Kabeiro christianae has been recently described (published 16 June 2015), Shipman & Gosliner (2015) erected the genus Kabeiro  Shipman & Gosliner, 2015 for the long bodied species of Dotidae.
This species is Doto sp. 13 in IPN, page 347.
Let me quote Shipman & Gosliner (2015): "Kabeiro christianae is distinct from all other known Indo-Pacific Dotidae.This species has a very elongate dark gray to brown body, to blend in with the stalk of the hydroid on which it feeds (Gosliner et al. 2008). It may reach lengths up to 25 mm (Gosliner et al. 2008) (preserved specimen of CASIZ185993 is ~7mm) The dark gray to brown pigmentation extends up the rhinophoral sheaths, which are wider anteriorly than posteriorly and their margins are outlined in opaque white. The rhinophores themselves are opaque white to light brown with white specks at their tips and are much longer than their sheaths. Opaque white bands run along the margins of the notum along the entire length of the body. The cerata are very elongate and are opaque white, tannish brown to dark gray."
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Shipman C. & Gosliner T. (2015). Molecular and morphological systematics of Doto Oken, 1851 (sic) (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia), with descriptions of five new species and a new genus. Zootaxa. 3973(1): 57-101.
The final preview can be here downloaded: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carissa_Shipman/publications
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 19 July 2019, Kabeiro christianae  Shipman & Gosliner, 2015
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Kabeiro_christianae.htm


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