Phyllidiella zeylanica

(Kelaart, 1859)

Phyllidiella zeylanica
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #30487
Perfect!! with the squared black rings, especially around the rhinophores.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #13708
The 'square' central black ring as well as several rings around the margin, and jet black rhinophores, point to zeylanica.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #22589
A nice example, with the clearly squared-off anterior black line(s).

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #24875
Two or more black rings, squared anteriorly, and black centrally are typical of zeylanica.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #21213
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #21233
An extremely large individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #13641
A juvenile individual

Comment from Terry Gosliner on photo #13090
I think this is Phyllidiella zeylanica

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #4737
This looks like Phyllidiella zeylanica with black rings around the mantle and a faintly darker band centrally. The large black rhinophores help also. I would have liked to see the front end of the animal - Phyllidiella zeylanica has the parallel black lines quite squared off in front.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8795
A juvenile individual

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8796
A juvenile individual

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6647
Mating individuals.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #2588
This is Phyllidiella zeylanica. It has a tubercular band followed by a rather thick black band which is quite square anteriorly, just in front of the rhinophores. There are then one or two more black bands. It is much more tuberculate than Phyllidiella rosans and more squared off.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1319
A typical individual of this essentially Indian Ocean species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2106
A typical individual. Phyllidiella zeylanica is consistently different to Phyllidiela pustulosa. The difficult ones to separate from Phyllidiela pustulosa are Phyllidiela corraburrama and (especially) Phyllidiela lizae.

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Pictures of Phyllidiella zeylanica

Phyllidiella zeylanica from Réunion
Location: Réunion
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