Siphopteron quadrispinosum

Gosliner, 1989

Siphopteron quadrispinosum
Photographed by: Ariel Lee

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Cephalaspidea
Family:Gastropteridae
Species:Siphopteron quadrispinosum

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8683
Siphopteron quadrispinosum seems to be a very variable species of Siphopteron. One characteristic feature is the dark line that runs across the parapodia.

Many experts differ in their opinions of what constitutes different species because they do not know (nobody does!) the limits of variability of individual species. It is best to leave things as they are on Nudi Pixel for now until things are better understood.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11873
Many experts differ in their opinions of what constitutes different species because they do not know (nobody does!) the limits of variability of individual species. It is best to leave things as they are on Nudi Pixel for now until things are better understood.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #32670
It seems this species has a great deal of intraspecific colour variation depending on the region it comes from. The only constant characters are the red siphon and flagellum.

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Pictures of Siphopteron quadrispinosum

Siphopteron cf. quadrispinosum from North East Coast, TaiwanIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Long Dong, TaiwanIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Siphopteron cf. quadrispinosum from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 6 years ago
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Watamu, Kenya
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 6 years ago
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Anilao, Philippines
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Dauin, Philippines
Posted 6 years ago
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Watamu, Kenya
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 6 years ago
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Perhentian, Malaysia
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 5 years ago
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Bali, Indonesia
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Siphopteron quadrispinosum from Queensland, Australia
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