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Phestilla melanobrachia  Bergh, 1874

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The aeolid Phestilla melanobrachia feeds exclusively upon dendrophyllid corals Dendrophyllidia / Tubastraea spp. This shot shows a specimen with dark cerata.
This species was posted on 15 April 2003 at these websites as Phestilla melanobrachia  Bergh, 1874,
Cella et al. (2016) moved it to the genus Tenellia  A. Costa, 1866 in the family Fionidae  J.E. Gray, 1857,
Korshunova et al. (2017) reinstated the genus Phestilla  Bergh, 1874 and reinstated the familiy Trinchesiidae  Nordsieck, 1972 with the inclusion of the genera Catriona, Diaphoreolis, Phestilla, Tenellia, and Trinchesia.
I changed it back into Phestilla melanobrachia  Bergh, 1874 on 10 October 2017.
References:
Kristen Cella, Leila Carmona, Irina Ekimova, Anton Chichvarkhin, Dimitry Schepetov & Terrence M. Gosliner (2016)
A Radical Solution: The Phylogeny of the Nudibranch Family Fionidae.
PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167800. doi:10.137 1/journal .pone.0167800
The above publication is completely online, open access, CC-license
Korshunova, T.; Martynov, A.; Picton, B. (2017). Ontogeny as an important part of integrative taxonomy in tergipedid aeolidaceans (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) with a description of a new genus and species from the Barents Sea.
Zootaxa. 4324(1): 1., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4324.1.1
More information on Phestilla melanobrachia are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 10 October 2017, Phestilla melanobrachia  Bergh, 1874
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Phestilla_melanobrachia.htm