Pharodoris philippinensis  Valdés, 2001

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Pharodoris philippinensis is characterized by a cream/brownish mantle with a darker median region. It is covered with conical tubercles and has an elevated gill pocket. It was described from a preserved specimen from 73 - 84 m depth collected at 12°08' N, 121°18' E, (near Semirara Island)
Let me quote Valdés (2001):"The color of the living animal is unknown. The preserved specimen is uniformly pale cream."
The above specimens were identified by the photographers Scott and Jeanette Johnson, confirmed by Hsini Lin at at iNaturalist.
Valdés Á. 2001. Deep-sea cryptobranch dorid nudibranchs (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia) from the tropical West Pacific, with descriptions of two new genera and eighteen new species.
Malacologia 43 (1-2) : 237-311, available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13143086#page/245/mode/1up page(s): 257
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 8 December 2021, Pharodoris philippinensis  Valdés, 2001
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Pharodoris_philippinensis.htm


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