Phyllidiopsis fissuratus from Vanuatu

February 17, 2000
From: Vinka Stenhouse

Dear Bill,

This one was found in 5 metres crawling over reef, Espiritu Santo Is., Vanuatu. 1998. It was 6cm long.

Yours sincerely,

Vinka Stenhouse.


Stenhouse, V., 2000 (Feb 17) Phyllidiopsis fissuratus from Vanuatu. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Vinka,
This is Phyllidiopsis fissuratus. Previously only known from Fiji and tropical eastern Australia, Erwin Koehler has also found it in the Philippines. Your report from Vanuatu is an interesting, if not unexpected find.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Feb 17). Comment on Phyllidiopsis fissuratus from Vanuatu by Vinka Stenhouse. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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