Philinopsis gardineri from Bali

December 6, 2005
From: Erwin Kodiat

Hi Bill,
I took this shot in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Just in front of Mimpi Resort, you will find many juvenile nudibranch there. However, I can't ID this. Can you help me?

Locality: Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Lombok Strait. Depth: 7 metres. Length: 4 cm.23 November 2005. Sandy combined with rocky bottom. Photographer: Erwin Kodiat

Erwin Kodiat

Erwin Kodiat, 2005 (Dec 6) Philinopsis gardineri from Bali. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Erwin,
This is a nice message to accompany your other one which shows Chelidonura varians [message #15401]. This is the other one of  the pair -Philinopsis gardineri. This photo shows the most obvious difference between Philinopsis and Chelidonura which is the blunt posterior end of Philinopsis with a small central notch, while Chelidonura has long tapering 'tails'.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Dec 6). Comment on Philinopsis gardineri from Bali by Erwin Kodiat. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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