Phyllidiella striata

(Bergh, 1888)

Phyllidiella striata
Photographed by: Ole Johan Brett

Phyllidiella striata is generally long and thin with broken pink crests of tubercles along the back. Usually, there are two small ridges diagonally behind the rhinophores and a small ring around the anus where they meet. There are variations in which the ridges become continuous, but the general effect is tubercles in small lines, three down the centre of the back and one or two usually single but may be doubled following the edge of the mantle. The mantle edge is pink. The ground colour is black, and usually there is more black than pink. The rhinophores are jet black. It is very common in the Maldives. -- Nathalie Yonow

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #30189
... probably but one cannot se the posterior end.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #16685
The broken ridges and especially the two angled ones behind the rhinophoresand the ring aroundhe anus are characteristic of P. striata.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #21158
Difficult at this angle, but it looks like P. striata due to the ring of tubercles around the anus, the marginal ring of tubercles, black line, and pink margin.

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Pictures of Phyllidiella striata

Phyllidiella striata from Karimunjawa, Indonesia
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Phyllidiella striata from Karimunjawa, Indonesia
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