Phyllidiella rosans

(Bergh, 1873)

Phyllidiella rosans
Photographed by: Edward Blackshaw

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #16686
The continuous ridges, the encircling rings, and all-black rhinophores are typical of P. rosans.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #21221
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7783
A very atypical individual

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1530
A typical individual as regards the elongate and sinuous shape of the pustules on the mantle, but the pale areas on top of these pustules are severely overexposed – they are normally pale rose-pink in life (not white).

Additional comment from Dr. Nathalie Yonow: Afraid I can’t ID this one. No rhinophores, no size, and not too clear. Probably a Phyllidiella. It has a pale mantle margin like pustulosa, but it isn’t Phyllidiella pustulosa. Both Phyllidiella burni and Phyllidiella nigra have black mantle margins. Sorry.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #1561
This species is very common in the Maldives.

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Pictures of Phyllidiella rosans

Phyllidiella rosans from South Ari Atoll, MaldivesIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 10 years ago
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Phyllidiella rosans from South Ari Atoll, MaldivesIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 10 years ago
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Phyllidiella rosans from South Ari Atoll, MaldivesIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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