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Bill Rudman writes: "One problem is what genus this species should be placed in. Baba described it as Baeolidia japonica, and it is has been transferred to Spurilla and Berghia at various times since then. If we follow Miller's (2001) recent review of the family, the most appropriate place seems to be back in Baeolidia."
Carmona et al. (2013) restrict the genus Berghia to the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, they place this species back in the genus Baeolidia.
Carmona L., Pola M., Gosliner T.M. & Cervera J.L. 2013. A tale that morphology fails to tell: A molecular
phylogeny of Aeolidiidae (Aeolidida, Nudibranchia, Gastropoda).
PLoS ONE 8(5): e63000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063000,
available online at:
More information on Baeolidia japonica as Berghia japonica are at Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 5 August 2016, Baeolidia japonica Baba, 1933
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Baeolidia_japonica.htm