Phyllidia polkadotsa    Brunckhorst, 1993

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Phyllidioidea
Family : Phyllidiidae
Distribution : Indo Pacific
Maximal size : 25 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

It is golden yellow to orange in colour with black spots on its dorsum. There are numerous (greater than 10), large, round, black spots on the dorsum

The notal tubercles are small, single and rounded, and they are evenly distributed. There are three, low, median longitudinal ridges.

The rhinophores are gold to orange in colour.




Phyllidia polkadotsa

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Photo Nathalie Bazard
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 23 October 2016

Remarks :

Synonymous : (according Worms)
          - No other name

Bibliographic data :

Both dorsally and ventrally, the background colour is gold
    The rhinophores are gold to orange in colour and each clavus possesses 11-13 lamellae.
    Ventrally, the hyponotum is golden with the black spots showing through where they occur. The gills, foot and triangular shaped oral tenlacles are also gold in colour.
    The black spots are usualy organized in three rows.

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Phyllidia polkadotsa
   Philippines Seaslugs Phyllidia polkadotsa
   Slug Site Phyllidia polkadotsa

Publications :

Brunckhorst D.J. (1993) The systematics and phylogeny of phyllidiid nudibranchs (Doridoidea). Records of the Australian Museum suppl. 16: 1-108. page(s): 62

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