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Nudibranch

Facelina quatrefagesi

Description:

Familia: Moluscos - Opistobranquios. It is a sea slug 4 to 5 cm long. It has a milky, translucent and occasionally with a slight bluish glow white. The apexes of the waxes are yellow.
Familia: Moluscos - Opistobranquios Es un nudibranquio de 4 a 5 centímetros de longitud. Tiene un color blanco lechoso, traslúcido y ocasionalmente con un ligero brillo azulado. Los ápices de las ceras son amarillos. Etimológicamente el nombre "Flabellina", que deriva del latín, significa "semejante a un abanico".

Habitat:

Costa rocosa a orillas del Mar Mediterráneo. Isla del Pato-Cabo de Palos.

Notes:

http://opistobranquis.info/en/guia/nudib...

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2 Comments

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 6 years ago

Muito obrigada, João.

João Pedro Silva
João Pedro Silva 6 years ago

This is actually another species which has long been identified as a synonym for Caloria elegans. Although Caloria elegans has many color variations on the cerata. that is mostly due to the food source. Caloria elegans has papillate rhinophores while Facelina quatrefagesi has lamellate rhinophores and the cerata are always red or dark orange. Nevertheless, until there is a molecular revision on the Facelinidae, the status of both species remains disputed. The recent book "Nudibranchi del Mediterraneo" by Egidio Trainito and Mauro Doneddu reinstated Facelina quatrefagesi based on morphological variations.

eulalia rubio
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Cabo de Palos, Spain

Spotted on Oct 13, 2014
Submitted on Oct 13, 2014

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