Phyllidiopsis krempfi

Pruvot-Fol, 1957

Phyllidiopsis krempfi
Photographed by: Dave Morgan

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #13320
The black lines meet in front of the rhinophores and continue to the margin.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #13799
This is Phyllidiopsis krempfi, the outer 2 black lines meeting in front of the rhinophores and extending to the margin.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #16822
This is a very interesting individual. The colour of the rhinophores (basal part pink and apical part black) indicates it cannot be Phyllidiella pustulosa (in which the rhinophores are always entirely black).

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #10191
This is an atypical individual in having its rhinophores entirely pink.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #10627
An atypical individual with very sparse and incomplete black lines.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #10360
A typical individual

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #9922
This is a typical Indian Ocean Phyllidiopsis krempfi, neat longitudinal lines meeting anterior to the rhinophores and extending forwards. In larger specimens, the central black may be in two lines.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7693
Although the rhinophores look to be all black in this photo, I think they really have black upper sections and pink lower sections, thus matching those of Phyllidiopsis krempfi. The form and colour of the body definitely match Phyllidiopsis krempfi.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #5664
A resting individual sloughing off its mucous coat.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3699
Note the characteristic rhinophores – half pink basally and half black distally.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #1159
I don’t know what happened to the half pink rhinophore

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #1183
Thin black lines, generally longitudinal, meeting up in front of the rhinophores in a V and extending to the margin. Half black and half pink rhinophores.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2745
In contrast, Phyllidiella pustulosa would have completely black rhinophores. This photo shows why it is important to show the rhinophores in photos of phyllidiids.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2674
This photo does not show the all-important rhinophores.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2569
Even though the rhinophores are not visible (half pink and half black), the large compound tubercles and thin somewhat wavy longitudinal and radial lines are typical of Phyllidiopsis krempfi.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2042
A typical individual. Note that the rhinophores are not fully extended, but you can just see that the upper section of the rhinophores is black and the lower section is pale pink

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Pictures of Phyllidiopsis krempfi

Phyllidiopsis cf. krempfi from Lankayan, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 9 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from Perhentian, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 9 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from Tioman, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from Redang, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from Raja Ampat, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from FijiIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Fiji
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from North East Coast, TaiwanIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from North Sulawesi, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from Mabul, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Mabul, Malaysia
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from Palawan, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis krempfi from Kenting, TaiwanIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Kenting, Taiwan
Posted 8 years ago
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Similar Species

Author: Dr. Richard C. Willan

The main differences between Phyllidiella and Phyllidiopsis are internal – to do with the anatomy of the foregut. Externally these three species are indeed quite similar in colouration and in having compound tubercles, and all three species vary a great deal between individuals. The main external differences are:

Phyllidiella pustulosa and Phyllidiopsis burni have entirely black rhinophores (bicoloured in Phyllidiopsis krempfi);

Phyllidiella pustulosa and Phyllidiopsis krempfi have narrow black lines (very broad black areas in Phyllidiopsis burni).

 
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