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Phyllidiopsis burni

Phyllidiopsis burni


P. burni has a black tapering body, both anteriorly and posteriorly, covered in pinkish pustules that are usually arranged in compounds. The mantle has a smooth, translucent pink edge. The rhinophores are black, with 17-20 lamellae on the clavus (for specimens larger than 3cm). Its foot is black, and edged as well in pink. Similar species in terms of external characteristics: P. pustulosa and P. cooraburrama.


This species is most commonly found in Micronesia, but has also been observed in the Great Barrier Reef and other tropical waters.


Spotted this nudibranch at a newly-rediscovered dive site called Hammerhead Alley, off the eastern coast of Samal Island, Philippines. It was in about 16m of water, and measured 3.5cm in length.

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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