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Doriprismatica sp. 01 Genus: d'Orbigny, 1839

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Doriprismatica sp. 01 is characterized by the brownish-orange background colour, and by the minute white spots scattered on the mantle and on the foot. The mantle has a dark brown/black margin. The rhinophores and the gills have opaque white pigment on their surface.
This species is most likely as Glossodoris sp. 2 in IPN at page 234, and as Doriprismatica sp. 2 in Gosliner et al. (2015) page 239,
it was posted on 9 August 2011 at these websites as Glossodoris sp. 03 Genus: Ehrenberg, 1831, and changed on 24 September 2017
into Doriprismatica sp. 01 Genus: d'Orbigny, 1839.
Let me quote R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012): "..we will premilinarily name these species ‘Doriprismatica’."
The picture #04 was identified by Terrence M.Gosliner at iNaturalist as a juvenile specimen of Doriprismatica balut  Matsuda & Gosliner, 2018, let me quote:"The juvenile specimens usually have the concentration of white spots and those transform into a solid white and black bands in the adults. We only know this from sequencing juveniles and adults and discovering that they are genetically identical."
That means the avove specimens are possibly Doriprismatica balut  Matsuda & Gosliner, 2018. I hesitate in accepting because I have not seen any intermediate form (with white spots and white and black marginal bands). I will keep them seperate for now, that is, the picture is on that website as well.
References:
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch &Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
Rebecca Fay Johnson & Terrence M. Gosliner. 2012.
Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History:
A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs. online at
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033479
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 18 February 2021, Doriprismatica sp. 01 Genus: d'Orbigny, 1839
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Doriprismatica_sp_01.htm

 
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