October 15, 2001
From: Des Paroz
Still working through the photos of nudis taken at Tufi, Papua New Guinea, September 2001. Attached is another one from "The Muck" area around the wharf. A super easy shore dive.
Again, water temp about 28C.
email@example.comParoz, D., 2001 (Oct 15) Phyllidiella granulata from Papua New Guinea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5456
I think this is Phyllidiella granulata. These animals are not the easiest to sort out. The tubercles in this species are said to be compound and acute (that is sharp rather than rounded). They are definitely acute, and in a couple of instances there are indications of compound tips. I suspect this is a juvenile in which the tubercles have yet to develop their compound nature.