Fryeria rueppelii
Bergh, 1869

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Phyllidiidae


Previously known only from the Red Sea, but see Forum record [#15150] from Gulf of Oman.


Collected subtidally, Red Sea, 1983, dorsal view of ca. 25 mm specimen, Photo: N. Yonow (Brunckhorst, 1993: Plate 4E).

Notes compiled from Brunckhorst, 1993:
External features which distinguish F. rueppelii from other species of Fryeria include its white and yellow-orange tubercles, white marginal semicircles, and, in particular, the yellow-orange edge to the mantle. In contrast, Fryeria bayi is white to cream in colour with fine, pale brown markings. Fryeria guamensis differs in having paler yellow coloration, numerous small tubercles around the mantle margin, and in lacking white semicircles or yellow-orange coloration on the mantle edge.

  • Brunckhorst, D.J. (1993) The systematics and phylogeny of Phyllidiid Nudibranchs (Doridoidea). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 16: 1-107.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (July 15) Fryeria rueppelii Bergh, 1869. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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