Phestilla sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1874

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Phestillasp. 01 is characterized by its pale tan colour with a yellowish tinge. It feeds like all species of this genus on hard corals.
The above specimens were identified by Dr. Richard C. Willan, thanks !
There are some pictures of this species or at least a very similar species as Phestilla sp. 1 from the Sunshine Coast, Australia at Gary Cobb's http://www.nudibranch.com.au.
This species was posted on 1 December 2014 at these websites as Phestilla sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1874,
Cella et al. (2016) moved it into the genus Tenellia  A. Costa, 1866 in the family Fionidae  J.E. Gray, 1857,
Korshunova et al. (2017) reinstated the genus Phestilla  Bergh, 1874 and reinstated the familiy Trinchesiidae  F. Nordsieck, 1972 with the inclusion of the genera Catriona, Diaphoreolis, Phestilla, Tenellia, and Trinchesia.
I changed it back into Phestilla sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1874 on 10 October 2017.
Kristen Cella, Leila Carmona, Irina Ekimova, Anton Chichvarkhin, Dimitry Schepetov & Terrence M. Gosliner (2016)
A Radical Solution: The Phylogeny of the Nudibranch Family Fionidae.
PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167800. doi:10.137 1/journal .pone.0167800
The above publication is completely online, open access, CC-license
Korshunova, T.; Martynov, A.; Picton, B. (2017). Ontogeny as an important part of integrative taxonomy in tergipedid aeolidaceans (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) with a description of a new genus and species from the Barents Sea.
Zootaxa. 4324(1): 1., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4324.1.1
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 25 November 2019, Phestilla sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1874
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Phestilla_sp_01.htm


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