Herviella sp. 1.

Family: Glaucidae


Lilo-an, Santander, Cebu Is, Philippines, 12m. Approx 8mm long. 20 September 2003. on Aglaophenia whiteleggei. Photos: Yukari Sato

I'm pretty sure this is a species of Herviella, a genus of about ten or so small species usually with black specks and a gold or orange band below the ceratal tip. The cerata are arranged in a series of sloping single rows down each side of the body

Major references on the genus are listed below.

• Baba, K (1960): The genus Herviella and a new species, H. affinis, from Japan (Nudibranchia - Eolidacea). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 8(2, December): 303-305.
• Baba, K (1966): Record of Herviella albida n. sp. from Seto, Kii, Japan (Nudibranchia - Eolidoidea). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 13(5, February): 361-363,Pl.15.
• Baba, K (1966): The anatomy of Herviella yatsui (Baba, 1930) and H. affinis Baba, 1960 (Nudibranchia - Eolidoidea). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 14(April): 1-6,Pls.1-2.
• Burn, R F (1963): Descriptions of Australian Eolidacea Mollusca: Opisthobranchia). 1. The genera Catriona and Herviella. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia, 7(6 December): pp.12-pp.20.
• Burn, R F (1967): Revision of the genus Herviella (Opisthobranchia: Eolidacea). Malacologia 6(1-2): 223-230.
• Marcus, Er; Burch,JB (1965): Marine euthyneuran Gastropoda from Eniwetok Atoll, western Pacific. Malacologia 3(2): 235-262.
• Rudman, W.B. (1980) Aeolid opisthobranch molluscs (Glaucidae) from the Indian Ocean and the south-west Pacific. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 68(2):139-172.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (April 8) Herviella sp. 1. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/hervsp1

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