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Nudibranch

Felimare agassizii

Description:

Up 1o 100 mm. F. agassizii has a black body flecked all over with white specks. The upper dorsum has a series of larger white spots running longitudinally. The mantle is edged with a green-yellow-green band, its gills are a transulencent gold colour tipped with black and its rhinophores are black.

Habitat:

Islands near Manuel Antonio.

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3 Comments

João Pedro Silva
João Pedro Silva 5 years ago

You're welcome, Marta. you might want to red the full paper with the revision as it's freely available: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article...

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Thanks Joao!

João Pedro Silva
João Pedro Silva 5 years ago

Since the revision of the Chromodorididae family in 2012, based on DNA analysis, this has been moved into the Felimare genus. One interesting result of this revision is that it has shown the species from the Eastern Pacific are more closely related to the species of the Atlantic than to the species from the Western Pacific.

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 16, 2014
Submitted on Jun 23, 2014

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