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Phyllidia varicosa



Phyllidia varicosa is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Phyllidiidae. About 6 cm in large, with numerous longitudinal tuberculate notal ridges, white with black stripes and yellow at top of the tubercles.


Spotted at Sebayur Besar Island, coral reef area, Indonesia, this species is widely distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific Oceans including the central Pacific and the Red Sea.


Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda (unranked): clade Heterobranchia clade Euthyneura clade Nudipleura clade Nudibranchia clade Euctenidiacea clade Doridacea Superfamily: Phyllidioidea Family: Phyllidiidae Genus: Phyllidia Species: P. varicosa

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JordiPrats 7 months ago

Thanks for your comments Lauren and Leuba

LaurenZarate 7 months ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 months ago

Such an attractive nudibranch -thanks Jordi.

Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

Lat: -8.54, Long: 119.71

Spotted on Apr 10, 2018
Submitted on May 29, 2018

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