Previous comment from Dr. Richard Willan: Note the compound tubercles (simple in Phyllidiopsis shireenae) and bicoloured rhinophores (uniformly orange-pink in Phyllidiopsis shireenae). Phyllidiopsis krempfi and Phyllidiopsis pipeki are very close to each other (and not always distinguishable), but Phyllidiopsis shireenae is consistently different.
- Timor-Leste (3) Sep, Dec
- Similan Islands (1) Feb
Pictures of Phyllidiopsis pipeki
Author: Dr. Richard C. Willan
In Phyllidiopsis shireenae, if the rhinophores were extended they would have been completely red. By contrast, Phyllidiopsis pipeki has half pink/half black rhinophores and compound pustules (the pustules are simple in Phyllidiopsis shireenae).