Phyllidiella mimic? from Borneo

October 10, 2005
From: Sylvain Le Bris

An other Phyllidiella? found in the rich water of Mabul Island.
I didn't succeed to identify it...

Locality: Mabul Island, Borneo, Malaysia. Depth: 20 m. Length: 2 cm. September 2005. Photographer: Sylvain Le Bris

Sylvain Le Bris

Le Bris, S., 2005 (Oct 10) Phyllidiella mimic? from Borneo. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Note added 5 March 2007: This is a species of Paradoris. It was previously on the Forum as Doris? sp. 3.

Dear Sylvain,
I can't be 100% sure, but I think this is not a phyllidiid but a 'normal' dorid which mimics species of Phyllidiella. It is probably the one I am callingDoris sp. 3, but that is known only from the Red Sea at present. In the close-up alongside I think I can see the gill pocket. perhaps of you have other photos of it we could see if there is any signs of a gill pocket or gills.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Oct 10). Comment on Phyllidiella mimic? from Borneo by Sylvain Le Bris. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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