Noumeaella sp. 03  Genus: Risbec, 1937

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Noumeaella sp. 03 is characterized by its broad frontal margin, and its sparsely papillate rhinophores, translucent orange at the base, whitish at the apex. The body colour is mottled translucent orange with fine white markings. The cerata are translucent orange with a whitish apex. The mid dorsal region is free of cerata.
This species is as Berghia sp. 3 in IPN, page 404.
Pers. comment of David W. Behrens on 8 December 2015:"Upon study of the internals, Terry has decided that it was not an Aeolidiidae as previous thought but an Facelinid, in the genus Noumeaella. It is our sp. 4 in the new "Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs Identification", page 367."
This shot shows 4 specimens ranging from 1 to 6 mm length.
This species was posted on 16 September 2010 at these websites as Berghia sp. A  Genus: Trinchese, 1877,
I changed it on 20 July 2011 into Berghia sp. 01  Genus: Trinchese, 1877,
I decided on 3 July 2013 to follow Carmona et al. (2013) and moved it as species #02 into the genus Baeolidia  Bergh, 1888,
I moved it on 9 December 2015 as species #03 into the genus Noumeaella  Risbec, 1937.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Carmona L., Pola M., Gosliner T.M. & Cervera J.L. 2013. A tale that morphology fails to tell: A molecular
phylogeny of Aeolidiidae (Aeolidida, Nudibranchia, Gastropoda).
PLoS ONE 8(5): e63000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063000,
available online at:
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
More information on Noumeaella sp. 03 as Berghia sp. are on Michael D. Miller's Slug Site
and as Noumeaella sp. 4 also on Michael D. Miller's Slug Site!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 17 November 2019, Noumeaella sp. 03  Genus: Risbec, 1937
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Noumeaella_sp_03.htm


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