Phyllidia babai from Sulawesi

May 21, 2001
From: H. & M. Schirmböck

We are a diving couple and slug photographers, but only for private fun. We need identification help for the enclosed slug pictures taken in Sulawesi/Bunaken [Indonesia]

Helmut & Monika Schirmböck

Hanakgasse 16
2103 Langenzersdorf

Schirmböck, H.& M., 2001 (May 21) Phyllidia babai from Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Helmut & Monika,
Your slug in the upper photo is Phyllidia babai. I wondered why you had named the image file 'edelweisschnecke' [edelweiss snail] until I saw the flower-like algae it was crawling past.

Your other photo is of a flatworm. Have a look at Wolfgang Seifarth's Marine Flatworms of the World at
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (May 21). Comment on Phyllidia babai from Sulawesi by H. & M. Schirmböck. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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