Philinopsis capensis

Bergh, 1907

Philinopsis capensis
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Cephalaspidea
Family:Aglajidae
Species:Philinopsis capensis

Comment from Terry Gosliner on photo #3565
Is internally distinct from Philinopsis cyanea

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3563
This species is very similar to Philinopsis cyanea in general appearance and colouration, but the shape of the male genital organs is different.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2971
Presently believed to be endemic to the warmer waters of the Cape Province, South Africa. Externally this species is indistinguishable from the widespread Indo-Pacific Philinopsis cyanea (= Philinopsis speciosa), but details of the male reproductive system are said to differ.

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Pictures of Philinopsis capensis

Philinopsis capensis from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Philinopsis capensis from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Philinopsis capensis from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 9 years ago
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Philinopsis capensis from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Philinopsis capensis from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
Posted 9 years ago
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Philinopsis capensis from Watamu, Kenya
Location: Watamu, Kenya
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