Dermatobranchus rubidus (Gould, 1852) [Diphyllidia]

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Dermatobranchus rubidus can be distinguished from other arminaceans by the orange/red mantle with white longitudinal lines on the ridges, a white edge of the mantle, foot and oral veil. The foot is broad and has wide angular extensions anteriorly.
This species was posted on 13 May 2004 at these websites as Armina sp. D  Genus: Rafinesque, 1814, changed on 30 November 2010 into
Dermatobranchus rubidus (Gould, 1852) [Diphyllidia],
it is at some websites as Dermatobranchus pulcherrimus  M. C. Miller & Willan, 1986, which is according to Gosliner & Fahey (2011) as synonym.
There are pictures of it online from Hawaii, Japan, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Egypt, New Zealand, and from Sangeang Island, Indonesia.
Gosliner T.M. & Fahey S.J. (2011) Previously undocumented diversity and abundance of cryptic species: a phylogenetic analysis of Indo-Pacific Arminidae Rafinesque, 1814 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) with descriptions of 20 new species of Dermatobranchus.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 161: 245-356, page 279.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 7 August 2019, Dermatobranchus rubidus (Gould, 1852)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Dermatobranchus_rubidus.htm


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