Photographed by: Chris Bedborough
Colour a bit bleached...
With a piece bitten out on the side! First time I have seen this.
This species, which is endemic to the Red Sea, is undoubtedly very close to Phyllidiopsis krempfi
if not identical with it.
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.
This is a dark form of Phyllidiopsis sinaiensis
, currently only from the Red Sea. The lighter specimens have a vague resemblence to Phyllidiopsis krempfi
Pictures of Phyllidiopsis sinaiensis
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