Phyllidiopsis sinaiensis

(Yonow, 1988)

Phyllidiopsis sinaiensis
Photographed by: Chris Bedborough

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #24866
Colour a bit bleached...

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #8705
With a piece bitten out on the side! First time I have seen this.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8474
This species, which is endemic to the Red Sea, is undoubtedly very close to Phyllidiopsis krempfi if not identical with it.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7132
This nice photo of an actively crawling individual shows just how close this species is to the Indo-Pacific Phyllidiopsis krempfi. Importantly, the mid-dorsal ridge is clearly interrupted in this individual. So the great similarity with Phyllidiopsis krempfi cannot be denied, and I strongly agree with those who think they are the same species.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #2134
This is a dark form of Phyllidiopsis sinaiensis, currently only from the Red Sea. The lighter specimens have a vague resemblence to Phyllidiopsis krempfi.

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Pictures of Phyllidiopsis sinaiensis

Phyllidiopsis sinaiensis from Raja Ampat, Indonesia
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