Piseinotecus gabinierei
Piseinotecus gabinierei
Piseinotecus gabinierei is a rare aeolid generally found in coralligenous biocoenosis on Polysiphonia sp. Its base colour is a hyaline white with deep dark red cerata. The reproductive organs can be viewed as cream coloured by transparency (of the body).

Propodial tentacles: 2 in number, very short, slightly recurved.
Oral tentacles: 2 in number, longer than the rhinphores, with white superficial pigment.
Rhinophores: Whitish, with distinct annuli (almost bubble shaped).
Cerata: Present, dark red in colour with white tips.
Foot: Transparent without any appendages.

Size range: 14-18mm. Very Rare.

Specific characteristics: This species is easy to distinguish in the field by the bubble shapes or wrinkles on the rhinophores and the ceratal colour.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
Rhinophoreal detail of 14mm specimen
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Ceratal detail of 18mm specimen
18mm Migra l-Ferha 27m depth 29/11/92
Marine species
Piseinotecus gabinierei (Vicente, 1975)
14mm Dwejra, Gozo 32m depth 15/11/92