Phyllidiopsis shireenae from Sulawesi

May 6, 2002
From: Mary Jane Adams

Hi Bill,

Phyllidiopsis shireenae lives in Lembeh Strait too. This one was around 10cm long -- about twice the length of any I have seen in Papua New Guinea or the Solomon Islands. It appeared to be dining on orange sponge. I wanted to see what the gills looked like so I turned it over and photographed the ventral side. Depth: 6metres Divesite: Kepal Indah, Lembeh Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia. April 20, 2002

Best regards,
Mary Jane

Adams, M J., 2002 (May 6) Phyllidiopsis shireenae from Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Mary Jane,
As records accumulate it looks like this species is widespread in the tropical Western Pacific and at least the east side of the Indian Ocean.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (May 6). Comment on Phyllidiopsis shireenae from Sulawesi by Mary Jane Adams. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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