Phyllidiopsis sp 4

Version française...

This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

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

Species characteristics :

The rhinophores are yellow.

This species is characterised by four longitudinal black lines. The inner pair fuse in one median line between the rhinophore. Black dots are present outside of these longitudinals black lines

Some tubercles are capped in yellow.

phyllidiopsis sp3

Showing species characteristics...


Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 17 m, 15 November 2017, size : 20 mm

Remarks :

The coloration pattern of this species present some similarities with two other species : Phyllidia alyta and Phyllidia exquisita but according Nathalie Yonow and Hsini lin the shape of the tubercles is very different (looks like some Phyllidiopsis...), so for the moment I use the term of Phyllidiopsis sp. 4

Other photos of Phyllidiopsis sp. 4 :


 More photos from Indian Ocean

If you have taken a photo of this species in South West Indian Ocean, please Contact us...