Phyllidiopsis pipeki

Brunckhorst, 1993

Phyllidiopsis pipeki
Photographed by: Daniela Wolf

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

Comment from Terry Gosliner on photo #12638
Could be Phyllidiopsis pipeki, but might also be Phyllidiella granulata

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #2560
Whiter than Phyllidiopsis krempfi and much less black usually reduced to to the central oval and four short perpendicular ones extending to the margins at each end and each side.

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.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2559
Note the compound tubercles and the very strong thick (and slightly wavy) longitudinal stripes and radial stripes. Also, the mantle surface has clearly granulose pigment. This would be a better photo for identification if it were taken directly from above and the rhinophores were visible.

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Pictures of Phyllidiopsis pipeki

Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Maratua, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Tufi, PNGIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Tufi, PNG
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Puerto Galera, Philippines
Posted 7 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Anilao, Philippines
Posted 7 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Maratua, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis cf. pipeki from Similan Islands, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Wakatobi, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Lembeh, Indonesia
Posted 5 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Raja Ampat, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
Posted 7 years ago
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Mantanani, Malaysia
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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Cabilao Island, Philippines
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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).

 
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