Phyllidiopsis sphingis

Brunckhorst, 1993

Phyllidiopsis sphingis
Photographed by: Harry Blalock

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Phyllidiidae
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.

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Pictures of Phyllidiopsis sphingis

Phyllidiopsis sphingis from Raja Ampat, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 9 years ago
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