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Cerberilla africana

Eliot, 1903


Jim Anderson Cerberilla affinis or Cerberilla africana ? 45 mm at 0.6 m - Likoni, Kenya - November 2012

Gary Cobb Since this was found in Africa I would think this is Cerberilla aficana. C. affinis is indo Pacific

Gary Cobb The only real way to tell the difference is DNA

Gary Cobb Nice photo Jim!

Jim Anderson Thanks Gary - I'm inclined to agree but Rudman Id'd one from Reunion in the W. Indian Ocean here http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13104

Jim Anderson Cerberilla affinis or Cerberilla africana ? 45 mm at 0.6 m - Likoni, Kenya - November 2012

Gary Cobb Since this was found in Africa I would think this is Cerberilla aficana. C. affinis is indo Pacific.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 16 Nov 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Aeolidioidea (Superfamily)
                  Aeolidiidae (Family)
                    Cerberilla (Genus)
                      Cerberilla africana (Species)
Associated Species