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Thuridilla sp. 04

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Thuridilla sp. 04

Author: Undescribed

Order: Sacoglossa  Family: Plakobranchidae

Maximum Size: 20 mm

Sightings: Sunshine Coast

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A juvenile, but the broken red lines on the parapodia are unusual.

References:
– Gosliner, T. M. (1995). The genus Thuridilla (Opisthobranchia: Elysiidae) from the tropical Indo-Pacific, with a revision of their phylogeny and systematics of the Elysiidae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 49(1): 1-54.

– Gosliner, T. M., Valdés, Á. and Behrens, D. W. (2018). Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification: Indo-Pacific – 2nd Ed. New World Publications: Jacksonville, FL.

– Martín‐Hervás, M. D. R., Carmona, L., Malaquias, M. A. E., Krug, P. J., Gosliner, T. M. & Cervera, J. L. (2021). A molecular phylogeny of Thuridilla Bergh, 1872 sea slugs (Gastropoda, Sacoglossa) reveals a case of flamboyant and cryptic radiation in the marine realm. Cladistics. DOI: 10.1111/cla.12465.

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