Flabellina exoptata

Gosliner & Willan, 1991

Flabellina exoptata
Photographed by: Indra Swari

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Aeolidina
Family:Flabellinidae
Species:Flabellina exoptata

Comment from Neville Coleman on photo #648
Very common from Japan, Indonesia and Hawaii to Fiji and Vanuatu this species feeds on hydroids. It grows to about 25 mm

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Pictures of Flabellina exoptata

Flabellina exoptata from Komodo, Indonesia
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Flabellina exoptata from Bunaken, Indonesia
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Flabellina exoptata from Sangeang Island, Indonesia
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Flabellina exoptata from Bunaken, Indonesia
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Flabellina exoptata from Bunaken, Indonesia
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Flabellina exoptata from Kilifi Creek, Kenya
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Flabellina exoptata from Milne Bay, PNG
Location: Milne Bay, PNG
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Flabellina exoptata from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
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Flabellina exoptata from Malindi, Kenya
Location: Malindi, Kenya
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Flabellina exoptata from Sabah, Malaysia
Location: Sabah, Malaysia
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Flabellina exoptata from Kilifi Creek, Kenya
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Flabellina exoptata from Lembeh, Indonesia
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Similar Species

Author: Richard Willan

Flabellina exoptata. Its consistent characters are the vivid orange rhinophores with numerous papillae on the posterior side and the central purple (or bluish violet) ring on the cerata.

Flabellina rubrolineata also has papillae on its rhinophores, but it has 3 longitudinal stripes on its body.

Flabellina delicata also has papillae on its rhinophores, but it has a purplish body and oral tentacles, and the tips of the cerata are dark purple.

Flabellina macassarana has lamellate rhinophores (i.e., numerous plate-like folds). It has a translucent pinkish to purplish white body, and the tips of the cerata are burnt orange.

 
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