Aldisa sp. 08  Genus: Bergh, 1878

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Aldisa sp. 08 is characterized by a pinkish body colour, and by a large round excavation or pit at the dorsal midline in front of the gills. The excavation mimics a sponge oscule. The rhinophores and the gills are of the same colour as the body.
The identification of the 2 above specimens was confirmed by Dr. Richard C. Willan, thanks! He wrote pers.comment:
"INCREDIBLE! It took me a while to work out what is going on. Then I made out the rhinophores and gills. So yes; it’s (a highly) camouflaged undescribed species of Aldisa."
R.F. Johnson (2011) moved the genus  Aldisa  Bergh, 1878 from the family Dorididae  Rafinesque, 1815 to the resurrected family Cadlinidae  Bergh, 1891.
Johnson, Rebecca F. 2011. Breaking family ties: taxon sampling and molecular phylogeny of chromodorid nudibranchs (Mollusca, Gastropoda).
Zoologica Scripta 40(2): 137-157. Article first published online: 3 NOV 2010
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2022), published 4 April 2022, Aldisa sp. 08  Genus: Bergh, 1878
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Aldisa_sp_08.htm


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