Liloa mongii (Audouin, 1826) [Bulla]

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Liloa mongii is characterized by a thin, transparent, cylindrical shell with fine, evenly-spaced spiral striae. The animal is translucent-cream flecked with white and violet-brown. It almost always has a cluster of violet-brown flecks on top of its head behind the head shield.
The pictures #1 and #2 were posted on 13 July 2004 at these website as Liloa sp. A Genus: Pilsbry, 1921, the specimen of picture #3 was identified by Clay Carlson, and the specimen of picture #5 was identified by Trond R. Oskars, thanks to both of them!
I changed this species on 6 October 2011 into Liloa curta (A. Adams in Sowerby, 1850) [Bulla]
Let me quote Micali (2014):"Studying the specimens of Liloa curta (A. Adams in Sowerby, 1850) collected in the Great Bitter Lake, it became clear that Bulla mongii is based on an immature specimen of the species known as L. curta. The shell profile varies with the growth, as the sculpture, which is more evident in small specimens. As the Audouin’s name is much older than Adams ‘s name, then the new combination Liloa mongii (Audouin, 1826) is here proposed."
I changed it again on 17 April 2018 into Liloa mongii (Audouin, 1826) [Bulla].
Micali P. (2014). On the presence of Notodiaphana atlantica  Ortea, Moro et Espinosa, 2013 in the Mediterranen Sea, with notes on Retusa multiquadrata  Oberling, 1970 and Cylichna mongii (Audouin, 1826) (Cephalaspidea Cylichnidae).
Biodiversity Journal. 5(4): 499-504.,
available online at http://www.biodiversityjournal.com/pdf/5%284%29_499-504.pdf
More information on Liloa mongii as Liloa curta are on Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 11 February 2020, Liloa mongii (Audouin, 1826)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Liloa_mongii.htm


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