Phyllidia babai? from North Sulawesi

August 20, 2008
From: Marli Wakeling

Hi Bill,
I think this is Phyllidia babai. It was found on the same site as the other mystery Phyllidia I sent in [message #21800], but has more typical colouration of P. babai, with the black rings.

Locality: Bunaken Marine Park, 40 feet, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Indo-Pacific, 22 July 2008, Wall. Length: 20 mm. Photographer: Marli Wakeling.


Wakeling, M., 2008 (Aug 20) Phyllidia babai? from North Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Marli,

My comments in your earlier message [#21800] are equally relevant to this message. As you say this best fits P. babai, but I suspect P. willani, P. exquisita and P. babai are white forms of P. ocellata.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2008 (Aug 20). Comment on Phyllidia babai? from North Sulawesi by Marli Wakeling. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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