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Phyllidia marindica

Phyllidia marindica

Description:

This species of dorid nudibranch has a bluish body with yellow pustules arranged in ridges. There are black lines longitudinally, with radiating black lines that extend to the mantle edge. This slug might be mistaken for Phyllidia coelestis because both species have smaller pustules along the mantle edge with no yellow capping. However, P. coelestis has a wider mantle, and its dorsal pustules are not arranged in ridges.

Notes:

Spotted this individual in around 22m of water at a dive site called Angel's Cove, Talikud Island, Samal, Philippines. It measured about 4cm long.

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2 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Thanks lizbeth, and thanks to all who've favorited my spotting. :)

lizbeth
lizbeth 9 years ago

Congrats!!! what an amazing being.

Blogie
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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 5, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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