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Dermatobranchus sp. 14

Species Profile

Dermatobranchus sp. 14

Author: Undescribed

Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Arminidae

Maximum Size: 10 mm

Sightings: Sunshine Coast

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Dermatobranchus sp. 14

This is a small arminid nudibranch less than 10 mm in length.The body shape is elongate and triangular, flattened, and narrows at the posterior end. The foot can be seen to just extend past the mantle posteriorly. The notum has a number of small tubercles aligned along 5 indistinct longitudinal ridges. The oral veil extends forward and has rounded corners. The widely spaced, club-shaped rhinophores are situated behind the oral veil. They have a series of longitudinal lamellae on the rounded club. The stalk does not narrow noticeably. Marginal sacs are visible along the mantle edge. The ground colour of the notum, the oral veil, and the foot is pale pinkish white. The oral veil has a  translucent margin and the notum a faint pinkish margin, which contains a few fine brown spots. The rhinophore base is white and the club black with white on the lamellae.

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