Glossodoris cf. cincta (Bergh, 1888) [Casella]

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cf. is an abbreviation from a Latin word (confer) and means 'refer to' or 'compare with', here it means it could possibly be Glossodoris cincta or perhaps something closely related, or at least similar in appearance.
Glossodoris cf. cincta is similar in colour and shape to Glossodoris hikuerensis which differs by wider bands at the mantle margin, which have different colours (pale tan and grey), and to Glossodoris cf. hikuerensis, which differs by a broad greyish marginal band, mottled with white.
The picture #1 was posted on 12 June 2003 at these websites as Glossodoris cincta (Bergh, 1888) [Casella], Matsuda & Gosliner, (2018) discovered that Glossodoris cincta is a species complex and called this species Glossodoris cf. cincta (Bergh, 1888)it differs from Glossodoris acosti  Matsuda & Gosliner, 2018 by three vividly colored marginal bands at the mantle edge and foot: the outermost is thread-thin and light (almost white) blue, the middle ranges from light to dark blue, and the inner a bold yellow.
The real Glossodoris cincta (Bergh, 1888) seems to be a Southwestern Indian Ocean species, with the type locality Mauritius, which looks similar to the specimen taken by Philibert Bidgrain at Reunion Island.
I changed it on 7 January 2020 into Glossodoris cf. cincta (Bergh, 1888) [Casella].
Matsuda S.B. & Gosliner T.M. (2018). Glossing over cryptic species: Descriptions of four new species of Glossodoris and three new species of Doriprismatica (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae).
Zootaxa. 4444(5): 501-529., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4444.5.1
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 7 January 2020, Glossodoris cf. cincta (Bergh, 1888)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Glossodoris_cincta_cf.htm


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