Brunckhorst & Gosliner in Brunckhorst, 1993
Known from the central to western Pacific Ocean (including Fiji and Micronesia), from eastern Australia to Taiwan. Also known from Christmas Island, Bali, and Ningaloo Reef, WA., in the eastern Indian Ocean.
14m depth, Horseshoe Reef, outer barrier reef, southern Papua New Guinea, dorsal view of 28 and 30 mm specimens, 22 June 1988. PHOTO: D. Brunckhorst. (Brunckhorst, 1993: Plate 9H).
Notes compiled from Brunckhorst, 1993:
Reticulidia fungia is the second species of Reticulidia Brunckhorst and it confirms generic features previously described (Brunckhorst, 1990). Reticulidia fungia apparently does not attain the size of Reticulidia halgerda. Reticulidia fungia is separable from R. halgerda by having: broad based ridges which are fewer in number, the bases being finely bordered in white; a broad blue-grey mantle margin (narrow and orange in R. halgerda); paler coloration ventrally, a black line around the side of the foot just above the gills; and rhinophores with 14-18 lamellae on the clavus (24-28 in R. halgerda).
• Brunckhorst, D.J. (1993) The systematics and phylogeny of Phyllidiid Nudibranchs (Doridoidea). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 16: 1-107.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (November 28) Reticulidia fungia Brunckhorst & Gosliner in Brunckhorst, 1993. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/retifung
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