Phyllidiella meandrina

(Pruvot-Fol, 1957)

Phyllidiella meandrina
Photographed by: Luisfer Diego

Phyllidiella meandrina is distinguished from the other species of Phyllidiella by its figure-of-8 black marking centrally. This divides two groups of pink tubercles. There may be up to 3 tuberculate pink bands around this, and the edge is pink. The rhinophores are black. Known from the western Indian Ocean to South Africa -- Nathalie Yonow

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #25961
This must be the most eastern record of meandrina in the Indian Ocean.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #17938
The pattern is a bit messy.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #20332
It is always a bit difficult when the views aren’t fully dorsal, but the black rings all around the margin and the central transverse black, as well as the small pustular tubercles indicate Phyllidiella meandrina.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #15591
The marginal rings of tubercles and jet black rhinophores are more like meandrina. There seems to be two oval groupings of tubercles in the middle. Not a phyllidiopsis! I am sure Richard will agree...

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #14418
This is Phyllidiella meandrina, with rings of tubercles along the centre.

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