Costasiella sp. 02  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1951

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Costasiella sp. 02 is characterized by a white body colour and by translucent white cerata which are densely covered with minute green and white spots, and have pointed translucent tips. Distinctive are the subapical orange ring on each ceras, and the orange tips of the white rhinophores. Behind the rhinophores is a diffuse black patch with a minute orange spot right behind the eye spots and a minute blue spot behind the minute orange spot. Anterior to the eye spots is one more minute orange spot. There is orange pigment on the anterior end of the head. There is black pigment at the bases of the rhinophores.
To my knowledge is this the only picture of this species, it is not in IPN nor Gosliner et al. (2015) .
Pretty similar are
Costasiella sp. 01which has also a black patch behind the rhinophores, it differs by the solid white rhinophores and lacks the subapical orange ring on the cerata, and lacks the minute orange and blue spots on the head.
Costasiella sp. 05which differs by the rhinophores, basally opaque white, the outer 2/3rds are black with a diffuse median whitish patch, and lacks the minute orange and blue spots on the head.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 28 April 2021, Costasiella sp. 02  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1951
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Sacoglossa/Costasiella_sp_02.htm


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