Platydoris formosa (Alder & Hancock, 1866) [Doris]

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Platydoris formosa has fine brown specks and large red patches. It is characterized by bright red rhinophore clubs and by distinct black lines outlining the gills. It grows up to 15 cm length.
Pretty similar are:
Platydoris cinerobranchiata which differs by uniformly bluish-grey gills and by brownish-green rhinophores and
Platydoris cruenta which differs by its hair-like brown lines on the mantle.
Platydoris scabra which lacks red patches on the mantle and differs by brownish rhinophores.
More information on Platydoris formosa are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 12 November 2020, Platydoris formosa (Alder & Hancock, 1866)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Platydoris_formosa.htm


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