Phyllidiopsis sp 3

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Phyllidioidea
Family : Phyllidiidae
Distribution : Madagascar and Maldives
Maximal size : 20 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

The rhinophores are yellow.

It is predominately yellow in colour with one longitudinal black band running medially the length of the mantle

There are also many black rays or lines, on either side of the mantle, running at right angles to the mantle edge. On both sides of these black rays are whitish coloration


phyllidiopsis sp3

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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 10 m, size : 20 mm

Remarks :

Looks like Phyllidiopsis sp. 5 from Maldives in NSSI, Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification, Indo-Pacific, Gosliner, Valdés & Behrens, 2015

References :

Maldives Nudibranch and Seaslug : Phyllidiopsis sp. 5

Other photos of Phyllidiopsis sp. 3 :


Alain-Benoît Rassat

Madagascar, Nosy bé, 10 m, size : 20 mm



Underside of the mantle with black
and yellow coloration.

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