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A new nudibranch species, genus Flabellina (Opisthobranchia: Aeolidacea) from the Caribbean with redescriptions of F. verta (Marcus 1970), and F. dushia (Marcus and Marcus, 1963)

@inproceedings{Millen2006ANN,
  title={A new nudibranch species, genus Flabellina (Opisthobranchia: Aeolidacea) from the Caribbean with redescriptions of F. verta (Marcus 1970), and F. dushia (Marcus and Marcus, 1963)},
  author={Sandra V. Millen and J. C. Hamann},
  year={2006}
}
A new species of Flabellina has been discovered at Abaco, Bahamas and St. Lucia in the Caribbean Sea. This species, Flabellina dana sp. nov. has a translucent white body with a wide opaque white midline stripe, opaque white sides and red cerata with white cnidosacs. It has annulate rhinophores, a trait that immediately distinguishes it from all other tropical Atlantic and Caribbean species except the violet colored Flabellina alternata Ortea and Espinosa, 1998 from Angola. It is compared with… 

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Polyphyly of the traditional family Flabellinidae affects a major group of Nudibranchia: aeolidacean taxonomic reassessment with descriptions of several new families, genera, and species (Mollusca, Gastropoda)
TLDR
It was found that the current family Flabellinidae is polyphyletic and its phylogeny and taxonomic patterns cannot be understood without considering members from all the Aeolidacean families and, based on a robust phylogenetic hypothesis, morpho-anatomical evolution of aeolids is more complex than suspected in earlier works and requires reclassification of the taxon.

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