Oxynoe kylei  Krug, Berriman & Valdés, 2018

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Oxynoe kylei has been recently described (published online 20 August 2018). It has a fragile bubble-shaped shell which is partially enclosed by parapodial flaps. It is characterized by its large papillae and by the brown reticulate pattern upon tan parts of body, rhinophores, and parapodia. It is pale greenish yellow, with large bright blue spots. It is reported to feed on Caulerpa filicoides and Caulerpa fastigiata algae.
It is as Oxynoe sp. 1 in IPN at page 67, it was posted on 1 June 2011 at these websites as Oxynoe sp. A  Genus: Rafinesque, 1814, and changed on
20 July 2011 into Oxynoe sp. 01  Genus: Rafinesque, 1814.
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
I changed it again on 13 January 2019 into Oxynoe kylei  Krug, Berriman & Valdés, 2018.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Krug P.J., Berriman J.S. & Valdés Á. (2018). Phylogenetic systematics of the shelled sea slug genus Oxynoe Rafinesque, 1814 (Heterobranchia: Sacoglossa), with integrative descriptions of seven new species.
Invertebrate Systematics. 32(4): 950-1003., available online at https://doi.org/10.1071/is17080 page(s): 977, figs 1–3, 9, 14–16
More information on Oxynoe kylei as Oxynoe sp. 4 are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 10 June 2021, Oxynoe kylei  Krug, Berriman & Valdés, 2018
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Sacoglossa/Oxynoe_kylei.htm


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