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Flabellina dushia

(Marcus Ev. & Er., 1963)


Alvaro Borba Family: Flabellinidae Flabellina dushia (Marcus & Marcus, 1963) Locality: Sandstone reef, Francês beach, Alagoas - Northeast of Brazil Length: 10 mm Depth: 8 m Acknowledgment: EcoScuba Dive School

Vinicius Padula Flabellina dushia or...Flabellina dana? F. dushia was described as having smooth rhinophores while F. dana with annulate rhinophores. Due to field observations, I suspect that some annulate forms (like in your photos) may be part of the same species as the smooth ones.

Alvaro Borba Thanks Padula! I Forgot the annulate rhinophores!

Alvaro Borba Family: Flabellinidae Flabellina dushia (Marcus & Marcus, 1963) Locality: Sandstone reef, Francês beach, Alagoas - Northeast of Brazil Length: 10 mm Depth: 8 m Acknowledgment: EcoScuba Dive School

Vinicius Padula Flabellina dushia or...Flabellina dana? F. dushia was described as having smooth rhinophores while F. dana with annulate rhinophores. Due to field observations, I suspect that some annulate forms (like in your photos) may be part of the same species as the smooth ones.

Alvaro Borba Thanks Padula!!

Colin Redfern Here are the two species from the Bahamas. 868 is F. dana and 869 is F. dushia.

Vinicius Padula I still believe we may have 2 different species, but the distinction maybe is not in smooth X ornamented rhinophores but could be in well demarcated, annulate rhinophores x smooth or slightly, softly annulated rhinophores.

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 17 Nov 2013
Alvaro Borba Family: Flabellinidae Flabellina dushia (Marcus & Marcus, 1963) Locality: Sandstone reef, Francês beach, Alagoas - Northeast of Brazil Length: 10 mm Depth: 8 m Acknowledgment: EcoScuba Dive School

Vinicius Padula Flabellina dushia or...Flabellina dana? F. dushia was described as having smooth rhinophores while F. dana with annulate rhinophores. Due to field observations, I suspect that some annulate forms (like in your photos) may be part of the same species as the smooth ones.

Alvaro Borba Thanks Padula! I Forgot the annulate rhinophores!

Alvaro Borba Family: Flabellinidae Flabellina dushia (Marcus & Marcus, 1963) Locality: Sandstone reef, Francês beach, Alagoas - Northeast of Brazil Length: 10 mm Depth: 8 m Acknowledgment: EcoScuba Dive School

Vinicius Padula Flabellina dushia or...Flabellina dana? F. dushia was described as having smooth rhinophores while F. dana with annulate rhinophores. Due to field observations, I suspect that some annulate forms (like in your photos) may be part of the same species as the smooth ones.

Alvaro Borba Thanks Padula!!

Colin Redfern Here are the two species from the Bahamas. 868 is F. dana and 869 is F. dushia.

Vinicius Padula I still believe we may have 2 different species, but the distinction maybe is not in smooth X ornamented rhinophores but could be in well demarcated, annulate rhinophores x smooth or slightly, softly annulated rhinophores.

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 17 Nov 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Flabellinoidea (Superfamily)
                  Flabellinidae (Family)
                    Flabellina (Genus)
                      Flabellina dushia (Species)
Associated Species