Phyllidiopsis xishaensis

(Lin, 1983)

Also known as: Phyllidiopsis striata

Phyllidiopsis xishaensis
Photographed by: Indra Swari

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

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #21765
Lots of extra spots around the margin, but probably this species.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #12029
I think so, it is difficult to see the four black lines...

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #13702
Records in the Indian Ocean from only the Maldives and Chagos, so this is good.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #1568
The first valid name for this species is Phyllidiopsis xishaensis (Lin, 1983).

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #569
A perfect example of Phyllidiopsis xishaensis (Lin, 1983). Used to be known as Phyllidiopsis striata until Yonow et al. 2002.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #575
Phyllidiopsis xishaensis is distinguished by its small size, four black lines, and ochre rhinophores. The similar Phyllidiopsis annae is also small, also has four black lines, but has black rhinophores and a blue-ish body colouration.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #3984
Phyllidiopsis xishaensis is well known throughout the Indo-Pacific as Phyllidiella striata. This is a misnomer as Phyllidiella striata Bergh is a valid species and clearly different, more similar to Phyllidiella rosans.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #5216
The name was reinstated in 2002 by Yonow et al. when it was discovered that Bergh’s name striata was in fact a valid species, and applicable to a species of Phyllidiella.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #2585
This is Phyllidiopsis xishaensis with extra markings along the middle. This species has ochre rhinophores and a pair of black lines either side of the median ridge, making a total of four black lines on the dorsum.

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Pictures of Phyllidiopsis xishaensis

Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Watamu, Kenya
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Mantanani, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Similan Islands, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Aur - Dayang, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Miri, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Miri, Malaysia
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Miri, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Miri, Malaysia
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Piti, GuamIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Dauin, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Saipan, Nthn. Mariana IslandsIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Kaimano, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Phyllidiopsis xishaensis from Similan Islands, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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