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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.
Reference:
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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