Discodorididae sp. 08  Family: Bergh, 1891

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Discodorididae sp. 08 is characterized by its translucent whitish body and minute white spots at the mantle margin.
Dr. Alicia Hermosillo labels this specimen "Conualevia not alba".
It looks very similar to Caryophyllidia dorid sp. 6 in IPN at page 197
that is, this species has caryophyllidia but the generic placement is uncertain.
I am not sure on the generic placement, that is why I use the family and call it Discodorididae sp. 08.
This species was posted on 13 April 2011 at these websites as Conualevia sp. A  Genus: Collier & Farmer, 1964, and on 29 July 2011 changed into
Conualevia sp. 01  Genus: Collier & Farmer, 1964
the genus Conualevia is placed in the family Dorididae Rafinesque, 1815, species of this family have no caryophyllidia, that is why I moved it on 19 August 2011 to the family Discodorididae Bergh, 1891. On this day sent Gordon Tillen the picture of the second specimen which shows very much more details, there are small, low interconnecting ridges, which are not mentioned in IPN. The translucent whitish body is covered with minute black spots, the rhinophores and the gills are white.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 24 May 2018, Discodorididae sp. 08  Family: Bergh, 1891
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Discodorididae_sp_08.htm


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