Thuridilla sp. 03  Genus: Bergh, 1872

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Thuridilla sp. 03 is characterized by a grayish/green background colour with small white spots. The undulating margin of the parapodia, is orange, there is black/dark blue submarginal band followed by diffuse bright blue patches. The head and the rhinophores of the specimen of picture #1 are whitish/pale gray, the outer part of the rhinophores is bright blue, merging into dark blue/black tips. The specimens of picture #2 differ by the colour of the head which is the same colour as the body, and by the colour of the rhinophores, which are basally of the same colour as the body, then white, merging into blueish apices.
This species is most likely as Thuridilla sp. 1 in Gosliner et a. (2015), page 95, reported from the Île de la Réunion,
I guess it is a colour form of Thuridilla indopacifica  Gosliner, 1995, because the above pictures show that this species is very variable, but I keep it
as Thuridilla sp. 03  Genus: Bergh, 1872 until the dust settles.
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. (2018), published 18 December 2018, Thuridilla sp. 03  Genus: Bergh, 1872
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Sacoglossa/Thuridilla_sp_03.htm


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