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Cuthona miniostriata
Cuthona miniostriata
Cuthona miniostriata
Cuthona miniostriata
Cuthona miniostriata
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Cuthona miniostriata is a very small aeolid nudibranch found in shallow water amongst algae. It is generally missed because of its very small size. It is easily identified by its white and orange colouration.

Propodial tentacles: Absent, (foot rounded).
Oral tentacles: 2 in number, short, with white tips.
Rhinophores: Translucent with white tips, smooth.
Cerata: White coloured with an orange digestive gland visible at the base of each ceras and on the dorsum.
Body: Translucent with white pigment. Orange lines from eyes to rhinophores are present. Orange digestive glands are visible on the left and right parts of dorsum.
Foot: Translucent without appendages.

Size range: 1-5mm. Uncommon.

Specific characteristics: This species is easily overlooked because of its translucent body. The presence of orange bands on the rhinophores and eyes may be used to identify this species.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
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3mm, Dwejra, Gozo 1m depth 22/07/92
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Marine species
Cuthona miniostriata (Schmekel, 1968)
NUDIBRANCHIA
Tergipedidae
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3mm, Dwejra, Gozo 1m depth 22/07/92
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