Phyllidiella granulata

Brunckhorst, 1993

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Phyllidiella granulata from Kosrae, Micronesia
Identification verified by Scott Johnson
 

Identification is verified by Scott Johnson, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Scott Johnson: Another tough one that doesn't really fit any of the known species. It looks kind of like something between Phyllidiella granulata and Phyllidiopsis pipeki. If it were a bit brighter pink, I'd go with Phyllidiopsis pipeki, but I think I'd call this a form of Phyllidiella granulata, even though it doesn't exactly match Brunckhorst's original description. It is similar to Phyllidiella granulata I have seen in Pohnpei; in those specimens, the granular appearance of the gray areas was visible in the actual specimen, but did not show up on my own images captured from video.
 

Comment from the photographer: Found at Split Rock.
 

Location:Kosrae, Micronesia
Photographer:Doug Beitz
Camera:Canon PowerShot A510View EXIF properties
Taken on:June 25, 2009
Viewed:1715 times
Posted:8 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

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Scientific Classification

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