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Berghia coerulescens
Berghia coerulescens
Berghia coerulescens - anterior area
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Berghia coerulescens (Laurillard, 1830)
Medium to large aeolid nudibranch found in shallow water under rocks with Aiptasia sp. The base colour is whitish to cream with brightly coloured cerata.

Propodial tentacles: Present, whitish, recurved.
Oral tentacles: Present, white, smooth.
Rhinophores: Generally a light brown, distinctly papillate.
Cerata: Numerous, the digestive gland is coloured blue with a white subterminal band and yellow tips.
Foot: Colourless without any appendages.

Size range: 15mm. Very rare.

Specific characteristics: This species is easy to distinguish from related species by its colouration and rhinophoral structure.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
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