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Phyllidia varicosa

Phyllidiidae

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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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2 Comments

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 7 months ago

Thanks for your comments Lauren and Leuba

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 months ago

Wow....

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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