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Phyllidia Nudibranch

Phyllidia sp.


Not sure exactly what species of Phyllidia this is. Welcome suggestions. Dive and Trek House reef, Batangas.

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Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Thanks Blogie and Gerardo for the suggestions. Have to agree that the Phyllidia is confusing. Been checking sea slug forum, nudipixel and but can't seem to find an exact match. Though P. elegans seems like a good candidate. What is throwing me off though is that it only has 2 yellow-capped tubercles and that it has rather thick black lines. Most verified pictures of P. elegans have more yellow-capped tubercles and thinner lines.
Or maybe this is a P. exquisita? except that unfortunately I wasn't able to get another picture showing the front to see if there is a yellow edge on the mantle margin.

Blogie 8 years ago

Or maybe P. tula! I say, Phyllidia is probably one of the most confusing of nudibranchs...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Hello Eric
Search for Phyllidia babai im not sure and like Blogie say it looks like a Phyllidia elegans

Blogie 8 years ago

Looks somewhat like P. elegans, but must be a different species.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

I don't think so Marta. This was too round and not flat like the pancake nudi.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Could it be the new species they talk about in NG?

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 28, 2011
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

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