Pearsonothuria graeffei

(Semper, 1868)

Also known as: Bohadschia graeffei

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Pearsonothuria graeffei
Photographed by: Terry Moore

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class:Holothuroidea
Order:Aspidochirotida
Family:Holothuriidae
Species:Pearsonothuria graeffei

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Pictures of Pearsonothuria graeffei

Pearsonothuria graeffei from Manado, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Lombok, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Anilao, Philippines
Posted 8 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Lembeh, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Egypt
Location: Egypt
Posted 9 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Tufi, PNGIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Tufi, PNG
Posted 8 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Bunaken, Indonesia
Posted 8 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Saipan, Nthn. Mariana Islands
Posted 9 years ago
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Pearsonothuria graeffei from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Similar Species

Author: Nila Murti

To untrained eye, Phyllidia coelestis can easily be mistaken for Phyllidia varicosa and vice versa. Understandable, as these two posses very similar basic form, coloration and pattern. Both have tubercles with blue bases and yellow caps.

To differentiate the two look at the dorsal pattern. If the nudibranch has a median ridge it's a Phyllidia varicosa. If it doesn't have a median ridge and the ridge forms a Y shape arrangement instead, it's a Phyllidia coelestis.

Phyllidia coelestis also shows a broader mantle margin with smaller tubercles that has no yellow caps.

And also juvenile form of sea cucumber, Pearsonothuria graffei, mimic Phyllidia varicosa

Phyllidia coelestis from Halmahera, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(195 photos)
Phyllidia varicosa from Raja Ampat, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(420 photos)
 
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