Phyllidiella pustulosa

(Cuvier, 1804)

Also known as: Phyllidia melanocera

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Phyllidiella pustulosa from Marsa Alam, Egypt
Identification verified by Nathalie Yonow
 

Identification is verified by Nathalie Yonow, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Nathalie Yonow: This is a juvenile Phyllidiella pustulosa. My first time, I named it as new, because the small ones always look like this. Then they ‘jump’ to the typical Phyllidiella pustulosa form. I had called it Phyllidia melanocera because the rhinophores were so large and black.
 

Location:Marsa Alam, Egypt
Photographer:Daniela Wolf
Camera:Olympus C8080 Wide ZoomView EXIF properties
Taken on:October 26, 2005
Viewed:4325 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:Phyllidiella pustulosa