Facelina sp. 4

Image courtesy of David Cowdery
Photo taken Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

Facelina sp. 4

Facelinids are characterized by having the anus situated within the cerata, behind the inter-hepatic space. This is referred to as the "cleioproctic" position. The radula is made up of a single row of teeth with a large pointed cusp flanked by several denticles.

Facelina sp. 4 is shown on page 359 of NSSI and in our Anilao I-Book on page 394 of the 2017 edition, due to this specimens small white spots and markings and the smooth rhinophores. The variably pigmented cerata are also characteristic. We really need to get an aeolid enthusiast to describe this relatively common species.

This was one of almost 500 species observed during our Nudibranch Festival this year in Anilao at Crystal Blue Resort . There is still time to make a reservation for our 2018 festival which is planned for March 1-10, 2018. Let me know if you are interested (davidwbehrens@gmail.com). We will grow our species list for this region even more then.

Thanks Dave for making this presentation possible!

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Sept., 2017
Send Dave email at davidwbehrens@gmail.com

David Cowdery

Dave Cowdery is a retired biomedical engineer and Divemaster at Byron Bay Australia. He has over 5000 logged dives. He is a keen participant in trips organized by Graham Abbott at Diving4Images and has dived the tropics extensively from Cocos Keeling Islands east to Niue. 3 Camera equipment used: D800 with DS160 substrobes

Send Dave mail at divec@ozemail.com.au

From left to right, Terry Gosliner, Angel Valdes, Dave Behrens La Jolla, Calif.

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