Miamira sinuata (van Hasselt, 1824) [Doris]

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Miamira sinuata is characterized by a bright green to dull purplish brown mantle covered with low rounded yellowish tubercles. The rhinophores and the gills are translucent greenish or brownish with scattered white spots. At the anterior end of the mantle is a long central lobe.
Pretty similar is Miamira cf. sinuata which lacks the white markings at the rhinophores and gills.
Miamira sinuata is in many older uw-guides labelled Orodoris sinuata, newer guides use the names Ceratosoma sinuata or Ceratosoma sinuatum, because Valdés & Gosliner (1999) synonymized Miamira and Orodoris with Ceratosoma.
This species was posted on 21 April 2003 at these websites as Ceratosoma sinuata (van Hasselt, 1824) [Doris],
on 8 July 2007 changed into Ceratosoma sinuatum (van Hasselt, 1824) [Doris], read on this the Sea-Slug Forum.
R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the reerected ("rescued from synonymy") genus Miamira  Bergh, 1875.
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.
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 sinuata as Ceratosoma sinuatum are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 4 August 2020, Miamira sinuata (van Hasselt, 1824)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Miamira_sinuata.htm


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