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It is only known from this picture of a 3 mm specimen, the total length icluding the lacking part might have been 6 - 9 mm.
This specimen was identified by Dr. Richard Willan, thanks!
This species was posted on 9 July 2011 at these websites as Trinchesia sp. K Genus: von Ihering, 1879, and changed on 15 July 2011 into
Trinchesia sp. 11 Genus: von Ihering, 1879.
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
Cella et al. (2016) restricted the genus Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855 to the type species, C. nana (Alder & Hancock, 1842) just like Miller (2004) did, and synonymised the genera
- Catriona Winckworth, 1941,
- Phestilla Bergh, 1874,
- Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855 (partim), and
- Trinchesia Ihering, 1879
with Tenellia A. Costa, 1866 in the Family Fionidae J.E. Gray, 1857.
I moved on 28 December 2016 Trinchesia sp. 11 Genus: von Ihering, 1879 to the Genus Tenellia A. Costa, 1866.
Miller, M.C. 2004. An appraisal of the identity of the New Zealand species of the aeolid nudibranch family Tergipedidae (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Journal of Natural History 38: 1183-1192.
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
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 28 December 2016, Tenellia sp. 11 Genus: A. Costa, 1866
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Tenellia_sp_11.htm