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Aldisa erwinkoehleri - picture: Danny Van Belle - Location: Andman Sea - Thailand

Aldisa erwinkoehleri

Order : NUDIBRANCHIA
Suborder : EUCTENIDIACEA
Infraorder : DORIDACEA
Superfamily : DORIDOIDEA
Family : Cadlinidae

Aldisa erwinkoehleri - picture: Danny Van Belle - Location: Andman Sea - Thailand

A new species of the nudibranch genus Aldisa Bergh, 1878, Aldisa erwinkoehleri spec. nov., is described from Thailand (2001).

The new species is characterized by simple and coalesced tubercles on the notum and a bright colour pattern, with a light blue background, concentric black rings, black rhinophores and yellow areas on the notum. The bursa copulatrix and the receptaculum seminis are joined and the prostatic tract of the vas deferens is not differentiated. A dens network of vessels is visible on the digestive glands. The bright colour pattern of Aldisa erwinkoehleri is convergent with that of some sympatric phyllidiid nudibranchs of the genus Fryeria.
Description by Antionio S. Perrone

Photo : Danny Van Belle – Koh Tachai – Thailand – (Yellow spots behind the gills clearly visible)
Photo : Danny Van Belle – Koh Tachai – Thailand