Phyllodesmium sp. 10  Genus: Ehrenberg, 1831

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The body of Phyllodesmium sp. 10 is translucent tan with four large opaque white specks in the middorsal region behind the rhinophores/eyes, between the cerata and one on the head in front of the rhinophores. The finely annulate rhinophores are translucent with a broad opaque white subapical band. The cerata are often very long, whitish with a diffuse bluish subapical band.
David W. Behrens misidentified this species as "an undescribed aeolid of the genus Flabellina", it was posted on 1 October 2010 at these websites as Flabellina sp. C  Genus: Voigt, 1834, and on 23 August 2011 changed into Flabellina sp. 03 Genus: Voigt, 1834.
I tried to find out into which genus it should be moved after Korshunova et al. (2017) and
Ron Silver commented at facebook "Is this Phyllodesmium sp. 6, NSSI?"
Yep, it is as Phyllodesmium sp. 6 in Gosliner et al. (2015) page 375
I changed it on 26 December 2017 into Phyllodesmium sp. 10  Genus: Ehrenberg, 1831.
Korshunova, T.; Martynov, A.; Bakken, T.; Evertsen, J.; Fletcher, K.; Mudianta, W.; Saito, H.; Lundin, K.; Schrödl, M.; Picton, B. (2017). Polyphyly of the traditional family Flabellinidae affects a major group of Nudibranchia: aeolidacean taxonomic reassessment with descriptions of several new families, genera, and species (Mollusca, Gastropoda).
ZooKeys. 717: 1-139., available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.717.21885
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 14 January 2020, Phyllodesmium sp. 10  Genus: Ehrenberg, 1831
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Phyllodesmium_sp_10.htm


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