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Murphydoris cobbi  Paz-Sedano, Smirnoff, Candás, Gosliner & Pola, 2022

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Murphydoris cobbi has been recently described, published 14 March 2022. It is characterized by its white body and the brown transverse line just behind the white rhinophores, which runs down at the sides in a posterior slant. There is a brown marking behind the white lateral appendages.
It looks somehow similar to Goniodoridella sp. 7 in IPN at page 128, (now described as Murphydoris puncticulata) which differs by black spots on the body and by a median black patch in front of the rhinophores.
Pretty similiar is:
Murphydoris puncticulata which lacks the black line running down from the 'crescent' at the sides in a posterior slant, and differs by small irregular brown spots.
This species was posted on 17 May 2011 at these websites as Goniodoridella sp. A  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1933,
and changed on 10 August 2011 into Goniodoridella sp. 01  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1933.
For some genera was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
I changed it again on 18 March 2022 into Murphydoris cobbi  Paz-Sedano, Smirnoff, Candás, Gosliner & Pola, 2022.
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.
Sofía Paz-Sedano, Dimitri Smirnoff, María Candás, Terrence M Gosliner, Marta Pola, Rediscovering the overlooked genus Murphydoris (Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae): the first phylogeny and addition of four new species,
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2022;, zlac002, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlac002
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2022), published 18 March 2022, Murphydoris cobbi  Paz-Sedano, Smirnoff, Candás, Gosliner & Pola, 2022
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Murphydoris_cobbi.htm

 
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