Antonietta janthina

Baba & Hamatani, 1977

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Antonietta janthina from Dauin, Philippines
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: Leave this photo’s identification as Antonietta janthina. Three characters point towards it not being a Trinchesia sp: its rhinophores are right next together with their bases touching on top of the head (always separated in all Trinchesia spp.); it has quite prominent propodial tentacles on the front of the foot (the front of the foot is usually rounded and without tentacles in Trinchesia); there are only a very few cerata in total (usually more than this in Trinchesia spp.).
 

Comment from the photographer: 3mm long
 

Location:Dauin, Philippines
Photographer:Gordon Tillen
Camera:Nikon D300View EXIF properties
Taken on:September 1, 2009
Viewed:2060 times
Posted:7 years ago
Updated:7 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Aeolidina
Family:Facelinidae
Species:Antonietta janthina