Phyllidiella pustulosa

(Cuvier, 1804)

Also known as: Phyllidia melanocera

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Phyllidiella pustulosa from Kosrae, Micronesia
Identification verified by Scott Johnson
 

Identification is verified by Scott Johnson, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Scott Johnson: This one appears to have been disturbed and is releasing its white toxic defensive secretion. The toxins from many phyllidiids can kill any other animals in a bucket or aquarium, so if they are ever put in an aquarium, they need to be kept happy. Not easy, considering that it is almost impossible to keep the proper food for them, and a starving nudibranch can easily become unhappy.
 

Location:Kosrae, Micronesia
Photographer:Doug Beitz
Camera:Canon PowerShot A510View EXIF properties
Taken on:June 25, 2009
Viewed:3405 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 pustulosa