Phyllidiopsis fissuratus from Fiji

July 17, 2003
From: Mary Jane Adams

Hi Bill,
I can't tell if this is Phyllidiopsis fissuratus or P. krempfi.

What do you think?

Divesite: Vatu Vula, east of Vitu Levu, Fiji.
Length: 25 mm
Depth: 23 meters
Date:May 16, 2003.

Best regards,
Mary Jane

Adams, M.J., 2003 (Jul 17) Phyllidiopsis fissuratus from Fiji. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Mary Jane,
I am pretty sure this is Phyllidiopsis fissuratus. In P. krempfi the background colour of the mantle is pink with some black lines, while in P. fissuratus the whole of the background colour between the compound tubercles is black.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Jul 17). Comment on Phyllidiopsis fissuratus from Fiji by Mary Jane Adams. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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