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Psychedelic Batwing Slug

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum

Description:

This Psychedelic Batwing Slug - Sagaminopteron psychedelicum is very small in size, just around 3-4 mm, the beautiful markings on its body is hardly visible with the naked eyes.



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4 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Daniele for the SOTD :)

Thanks too, @triggsturner and @Felix for your kind words :)

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

What an odd creature! Congrats, Albert.

triggsturner
triggsturner a year ago

Nice Albert, Congrats on your SOTD.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Albert, your Psychedelic Batwing Slug (how not to love the name) is our Spotting of the Day:

"Yes, there is an organism called Psychedelic Batwing Slug, and it's our Spotting of the Day! The Psychedelic Batwing Slug (Sagaminopteron psychedelicum) belongs to the family Gastropteridae, colorful small slugs found mainly in the tropical and sub-tropical Indo-Pacific region. Most species in this family were described from the middle of the twentieth century on, and there remain many undescribed species. Sagaminopteron psychedelicum was originally described from Guam in 1974. and given its name for its bright and colorful patterns. The specimen in this image is very small (3-4mm only).
Reference:
Carlson, C.H. & Hoff, P.J. (1974) The Gastropteridae of Guam, with descriptions of four new species (Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 21(5/6): 345-363".

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Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.69, Long: 120.90

Spotted on Jul 14, 2017
Submitted on Aug 21, 2017

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