Kaloplocamus sp. 02  Genus: Bergh, 1892

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Kaloplocamus sp. 02 is characterized by a translucent foot and a whitish mantle with minute orange spots, there is a browish-orange tinge at the posterior end of the foot. It has a row of large appendages at the edge of the mantle, which are translucent with a brownish tinge, there are unbranched secondary papillae at the outer half. The gills and the rhinophores translucent with a brownish tinge.
Let me quote IPN at page 106: "This widespread species needs further study to determine whether it is a single species or a complex of several distinct ones."
There were pictures of similar specimens at NUDIPIXEL from Flores, Indonesia, and from Puerto Galera, the website NUDIPIXEL is down, the pictures gone.
Pretty similar are:
Kaloplocamus ramosus (Cantraine, 1835) [Doris], which has the same body colour, but differs by relatively short lateral and velar appendages.
Kaloplocamus sp. 02, which differs by clear appendages, with branched secondary papillae.
Kaloplocamus sp. 07, which differs by orange appendages, with clear branched secondary papillae.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426 pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 9 July 2020, Kaloplocamus sp. 02  Genus: Bergh, 1892
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Kaloplocamus_sp_02.htm


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