Phyllidia sp. 1

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Phyllidioidea
Family : Phyllidiidae
Distribution : Madagascar,
Maximal size : 12 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Pinkish white with longitudinal black lines and a bright yellow orange marginal band on the anterior end.

Some tubercles capped with orange

Rhinophores orange

phyllidia sp1

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Photo Alain Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 18 August 2015

Remarks :

Looks like Phyllidia sp. 5 from Madagascar in NSSI, Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification, Indo-Pacific, Gosliner, Valdés & Behrens, 2015
    It could be also a non described variant of P. exquisita...

Bibliographic data :

Similar to Phyllidia exquisita and Phyllidia alyta but :
               - P. alyta hasn't bright yellow orange marginal band on the anterior end.
               - P exquisita has numerous transverse lateral black lines

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