Asteronotus cespitosus (van Hasselt, 1824) [Doris]

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Asteronotus cespitosus is characterized by its distinctive colour pattern: On the brownish body are large lighter tubercles arranged along the middorsal line, and in concentric rings. There is a uniform reddish-brown colour variant at the Sea-Slug Forum without this colour pattern, which I think to be a different species.
Note added on 15 November 2010: This 'variant' is Asteronotus hepaticus.
More information on Asteronotus cespitosus are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 3 February 2017, Asteronotus cespitosus (van Hasselt, 1824)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Asteronotus_cespitosus.htm


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