Phyllidiopsis pipeki

Brunckhorst, 1993

Phyllidiopsis pipeki
Photographed by: Daniela Wolf

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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Phyllidiopsis pipeki from Davao, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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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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