December 24, 2001
From: Walabha Sinbul
It looks to me that my find is Phyllidiopsis striata. My first thought about this animal is P. annae but after I took a good look at its rhinophore I know it's not like what I think. The white rhinophores are a good indication that my humble find is P. striata. Still I need your advice on this.
Locality: Phi Phi, Krabi, Thailand
Bottom composition: coral rubbles
email@example.comSinbul, W., 2001 (Dec 24) Phyllidiopsis phiphiensis from Phi Phi, Thailand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5868
Your 'humble' find is Phyllidiopsis phiphiensis, which was named after the very place in which you found it. Both P. strtiata and this species have whitish rhinophores but in Phyllidiopsis phiphiensis there are three black lines on the mantle while in P. striata the central one splits in two to form four lines.