Philinopsis buntot Gosliner, 2015
MORPHOLOGYThis species is found crawling on clean sand where it is nocturnally
active. It has not been observed diurnally and may remain buried in the sand during the day
DISTRIBUTIONThus far, known only from southern Luzon Island, Philippines.
ETYMOLOGYThe name “buntot” is the Tagalog word for tail, referring to the distinctive
posterior appendage of this species.
- Gosliner T.M. (2015). The new species of aglajid cephalaspidean mollusks from the tropical Indo-Pacific of the Verde Island Passage. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. ser. 4, 62(6): 191-205.
- Philinopsis buntot, Terrence Gosliner, Ángel Valdés and David Behrens. (2018). Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific 2nd Edition. New World Pubns Inc.
- オノアルキセワタ, 中野 理枝. (2019). 日本のウミウシ. 第二版.