Miamira miamirana (Bergh, 1875) [Orodoris]

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Miamira miamirana is characterized by a cream band at the zigzag mantle margin. It has rounded depressions near the middle and compound tubercles. The colour is highly variable, from greyish-pink to green, to green-brown, to red-brown. There are minute bright blue spots ringed with brown. This species is very good camouflaged and in the field almost invisible.
Miamira miamirana is in many older uw-guides labelled Orodoris miamirana, newer guides use the names Ceratosoma miamirana or Ceratosoma miamiranum, because Valdés & Gosliner (1999) synonymized Miamira and Orodoris with Ceratosoma:
Valdés, Ángel & Gosliner, Terrence M. (1999) Reassessment of the systematic status of Miamira Bergh, 1875 and Orodoris Bergh, 1875 (Nudibranchia; Chromodorididae) in light of phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 65:33-45.

This species was posted on 21 April 2003 at these websites as Ceratosoma miamirana (Bergh, 1875) [Orodoris], and
on 6 July 2007 changed into Ceratosoma miamiranum (Bergh, 1875) [Orodoris], read on this the Sea-Slug Forum
R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the reerected ("rescued from synonymy") genus Miamira  Bergh, 1875.
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
More information on Miamira miamirana as Ceratosoma miamiranum are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 30 July 2020, Miamira miamirana (Bergh, 1875)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Miamira_miamirana.htm


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