Notodoris sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1875

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Notodoris sp. 01 is characterized by the solid white mantle, it is most likely a juvenile specimen, almost adult, - juveniles can have black rhinophores, read on this Richard Willan's comment at the Sea Slug Forum.
This species was posted on 16 April 2011 at these websites as Aegires citrinus (Bergh, 1875) [Notodoris], I thought it might be an albino form.
On the Sea Slug Forum are several pictures of this species from South Africa as Notodoris sp. 2.
The juveniles seem to have a smooth notum like the above 12 mm specimen and this specimen from Watamu, Kenya, it develops low rounded bumps over the body as it grows like this 50 mm specimen from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Fahey & Gosliner (2004) synonymized Notodoris with Aegires  Lovén, 1844,
Moro & Ortea (2015) removed Notodoris from synonymy under Aegires.
I changed my mind and believe now that it is an undecribed species of Notodoris  Bergh, 1875, I changed on 20 October 2017
into Notodoris sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1875.
Fahey S.J. & T.M. Gosliner. 2004. A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Aegiridae Fischer, 1883 (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Phanerobranchia) with Descriptions of Eight New Species and a Reassessment of Phanerobranch Relationships.
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 55 (34): 613-689, 82 figs., 4 tables.
Moro L. & Ortea J. (2015). Nuevos taxones de babosas marinas de las islas Canarias y de Cabo Verde (Mollusca: Heterobranchia).
Vieraea 43: 21-86
More information on Notodoris sp. 01 as Notodoris sp. 2 are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 6 September 2020, Notodoris sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1875
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Notodoris_sp_01.htm


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