Phyllidia carlsonhoffi

Brunckhorst, 1993

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Phyllidia carlsonhoffi from Saipan, Nthn. Mariana Islands
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This individual has more white pigment on the mantle than I have seen before. To be absolutely sure this individual is indeed Phyllidia carlsonhoffi and not the similar looking Phyllidia madangensis, a detailed image would need to be taken of the head (Phyllidia madangensis has a small tubercle immediately in front of each rhinophoral pocket, whereas Phyllidia carlsonhoffi has none) and also of the under surface (Phyllidia madangensis has a median longitudinal black line, whereas Phyllidia carlsonhoffi has none).
 

Location:Saipan, Nthn. Mariana Islands
Photographer:Harry Blalock
Camera:Canon Digital IXUS 800 ISView EXIF properties
Taken on:June 21, 2007
Viewed:2403 times
Posted:9 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Phyllidiidae
Species:Phyllidia carlsonhoffi