Miamira alleni (Gosliner, 1996) [Ceratosoma]

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Tata, a Philippine diveguide at Malapascua Island, described an unknown dorid to me in 2003: "It had a pale tan colour and extensions like towers". There is no dorid looking like Miamira alleni, so we had a short look at Mike's shot and Tata confirmed my ID. Karin Wessel and Alexander Groeninger wrote that their specimen with a length of 10 cm had extensions of approximately 6 cm.
Miamira alleni has been reported from the Philippine islands, Malaysia and Indonesia.
This species was posted on 16 July 2004 at these websites as Ceratosoma alleni  Gosliner, 1996,
R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the reerected ("rescued from synonymy") genus Miamira  Bergh, 1875.
Rebecca Fay Johnson & Terrence M. Gosliner. 2012.
Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History:
A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs. online at
More information on Miamira alleni as Ceratosoma alleni are on Michael D. Miller's Slug Site!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 28 July 2020, Miamira alleni (Gosliner, 1996)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Miamira_alleni.htm


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