Pteraeolidia ianthina

(Angas, 1864)

Pteraeolidia ianthina
Photographed by: Dave Harasti

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #14996
A juvenile individual that has not yet acquired any zooxanthellae in its cerata, hence they are completely white.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #12375
Individual guarding its spawn.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #5966
An individual guarding its eggs. As far as we know, Pteraeolidia ianthina is the only nudibranch that displays brood care.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #5370
A very juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4133
White colour form.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4132
Blue colour form.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2859
Able to be identified by the 2 purple rings on the oral tentacles (looks to be more in this individual, but there are 2 main rings) and multiple rows of cerata on the long snake-like body.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2299
A juvenile individual of the white colour form. Note the 2 characteristic purple rings on the oral tentacles.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2238
This is a difficult photo to be sure of because of the angle from which it was taken. However the two purple bars on the oral tentacles and the apparently lamellate rhinophores strongly suggest it is Pteraeolidia ianthina.

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Pictures of Pteraeolidia ianthina

Pteraeolidia ianthina from Vietnam
Location: Vietnam
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from Paracel Islands, ChinaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from Coron, Philippines
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from Kapalai, Malaysia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from EgyptIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Egypt
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from EgyptIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Egypt
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from Lembeh, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from Lembeh, Indonesia
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from Lembeh, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from Anilao, Philippines
Posted 9 years ago
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Pteraeolidia ianthina from PNG
Location: PNG
Posted 9 years ago
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