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Pretty similar are Tubulophilinopsis pilsbryi which has no blue markings and Tubulophilinopsis cf. reticulata which has very little blue markings at the postorior end of the parapodia. Its body colour is whitish with a brown reticulate pattern. Species of Tubulophilinopsis are usually found burrowing through sand or mud.
This species was posted on 22 July 2003 at these websites as Philinopsis reticulata (Eliot, 1903) [Doridium], Zamora-Silva & Malaquias (2017) moved it
into the new genus Tubulophilinopsis Zamora-Silva & Malaquias, 2017.
Andrea Zamora-Silva and Manuel António E. Malaquias Molecular phylogeny of the Aglajidae head-shield sea slugs (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): new evolutionary lineages revealed and proposal of a new classification
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2017, XX, 1-51
available online at https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx064/4584517
More information on Tubulophilinopsis reticulata as Philinopsis reticulata are on Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 25 March 2018, Tubulophilinopsis reticulata (Eliot, 1903)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Cephalaspidea/Tubulophilinopsis_reticulata.htm