Phyllidiella cooraburrama from Truk Lagoon

April 22, 2000
From: Mary Jane Adams

Dear Bill,

Can you identify this animal? I found it on a wreck at 5 meters in Truk Lagoon 14 January 1992. Estimated length = 40 mm.
Mary Jane Adams

Dear Mary Jane,
I think this is Phyllidiella cooraburrama. Your animal has very thin black lines but apart from that it has large compound tubercles which are pink at the base. You can clearly see the pink at the anterior end of the animal. As I have outlined at the top of the page there is no other species with this combination of characters.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Apr 22). Comment on Phyllidiella cooraburrama from Truk Lagoon by Mary Jane Adams. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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