Phyllidiopsis sphingis

Brunckhorst, 1993

Phyllidiopsis sphingis
Photographed by: Harry Blalock

Species:Phyllidiopsis sphingis

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #30557
This is the first photo I have seen with an orange margin.....

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8099
An unusually pale coloured individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6799
A typical specimen. Hawaii is the type locality for this species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1154
These small longitudinally striped species of Phyllidiopsis get more alike and so harder to identify every time I see another one! This picture does not show the rhinophores, so it is impossible to know what colour (black, white or orange) they might be [rhinophoral colouration is important for separating these species]. So this one seems closest to Phyllidiopsis sphingis only because of the black markings radiating outward from the outer longitudinal black stripes.



Pictures of Phyllidiopsis sphingis

Phyllidiopsis sphingis from Kohala, Hawaii, USA
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