Ceratosoma tenue

Abraham, 1876

Ceratosoma tenue
Photographed by: Francesco de Marchi

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Chromodorididae
Species:Ceratosoma tenue

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8032
Note the 2 pairs of mantle extensions in front of the gills.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4575
Note the 2 pairs of mantle extensions in front of the gills.

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #31970
Odd color, but I think the two lobes per side make this C. tenue.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7651
Probably a juvenile individual in which the first pair of lobes are only weakly developed.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #5303
A juvenile individual with its gills retracted. Note the two pairs of lateral processes.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3189
Note the two mantle lobes in front of the gills which characterise this species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2683
A juvenile individual.

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Pictures of Ceratosoma tenue

Ceratosoma tenue from Queensland, Australia
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Ceratosoma tenue from Queensland, Australia
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Similar Species

Ceratosoma gracillimum can be distinguished externally by the complete absence of the mantle edge between the head and the well-developed lateral lobes on each side.

Ceratosoma trilobatum has the mantle edge, edged in purple, between the head and the lateral lobes. Both species have a similar range of colour variations, as does Ceratosoma tenue, but they differ from each other externally by the lack of a mantle edge in Ceratosoma gracillimum and the extra pair of small lateral lobes in Ceratosoma tenue.

 
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