Flabellina sp.

Also known as: Coryphella sp.

Flabellina sp.
Photographed by: David Pugh

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #31112
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #32823
An undescribed species

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #31529
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #31533
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #29035
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #29119
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #28776
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #26676
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #27259
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #27736
This remarkable photo shows an individual just about to bite into a hydroid polyp.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #27761
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #27769
This individual appears to have lost most of the cerata on the left side and is regrowing them.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #27789
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #5048
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6359
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7621
An undescribed species. This is the large orange aeolid in this photo

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #16167
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #25735
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #24887
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #17403
This species has too few ceratal clusters to be Flabellina rubrolineata.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #17870
This species does not have any papillae on the posterior face of the rhinophores, so it cannot be Flabellina rubrolineata.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #21726
I do not think this is Flabellina rubrolineata because it has no longitudinal red stripes (but not all Flabellina rubrolineata have them) and there are 2 purple rings on the oral tentacles.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #19508
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #18988
A very small juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #19752
This has simple rhinophores, so it is not Flabellina bicolor (which has lamellate rhinophores) even though its colouration resembles that species.

Comment from Dave Behrens on photo #17558
Undescribed species

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #16772
An undescribed species.

Comment from Alexander Martynov on photo #8123
Barents Sea opisthobranchs were recently fully reviewed in the paper:

Martynov A.V., Korshunova T.A., Savinkin O.V. 2006.
Shallow-water opisthobranch molluscs of the Murman coast of the Barents Sea, with new distributional data and remarks on biology. Ruthenica, 2006, 16(1-2): 59-72.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #13528
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11799
An undescribed species. Its rhinophores are completely smooth. Flabellina n.sp. only occurs in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11817
An undescribed species. Its rhinophores are completely smooth. Flabellina n.sp. only occurs in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11864
An undescribed species. Its rhinophores are completely smooth. Flabellina n.sp. only occurs in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11961
An undescribed species. Its rhinophores are completely smooth. Flabellina n.sp. only occurs in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11085
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11103
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #10057
An undescribed species

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #10121
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #10122
An undescribed species. Although this species has a mid-dorsal longitudinal purple line as does Flabellina rubrolineata, its rhinophores are smooth whereas those of Flabellina rubrolineata have dense papillae on the posterior face.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8403
The rhinophores match Flabellina rubrolineata in being papillose posteriorly, but I cannot see any longitudinal red stripes at all

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4403
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4608
This is probably not Flabellina rubrolineata, but it is impossible to make out the sculpture on the rhinophores. The very long cerata and their coloration do not correspond with Flabellina rubrolineata.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3961
An unidentified species. See my earlier comments to separate this species from Flabellina rubrolineata.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3764
An undescribed species. By contrast, Flabellina rubrolineata has rhinophores with papillae on the posterior face and no opaque white banding on the rhinophores or opaque white stripes on the cerata.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1272
This is probably a new species of Flabellina, but this particular image does not give enough detail of the oral tentacles or rhinophores to work out their structure sufficiently clearly to identify it.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #782
Probably an undescribed species. The expanded mantle margin between the ceratal clusters (visible on the upper (= right) side of this animal) indicates this species belongs to the Flabellinidae, but determination of families of aeolids based only on external characters visible in photos cannot be always precise. The characters that separate the families of aeolids are largely internal and there is considerable convergence between families.

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Pictures of Flabellina sp.

Flabellina sp. from West Java, Indonesia
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Flabellina sp. from West Java, Indonesia
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