Platydoris cinerobranchiata  Dorgan, Valdés & Gosliner, 2002

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Platydoris cinerobranchiata is characterized by large red patches on the tan mantle, by the brownish-green rhinophores, and by the uniformly dark bluish-grey gills.
This species is very variable, some specimens lack the red patches, more strange colour forms are here: from Anilao, and from the Norfolk Island.
Pretty similar are:
Platydoris formosa which differs by its bright red rhinophores and by distinct black lines outlining the gills,
Platydoris cruenta which differs by its hair-like brown lines on the mantle, and
Platydoris scabra which lacks red patches on the mantle.
This species was posted on 2 June 2004 at these websites as Platydoris cf. formosa (Alder & Hancock, 1866) [Doris], I identified and changed it
on 23 May 2011 into Platydoris cinerobranchiata  Dorgan, Valdés & Gosliner, 2002.
More information on Platydoris cinerobranchiata are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 4 February 2020, Platydoris cinerobranchiata  Dorgan, Valdés & Gosliner, 2002
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Platydoris_cinerobranchiata.htm


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