Phyllidia exquisita from the Philippines

May 13, 2006
From: Frranca Wermuth

Dear Bill
Here is - I guess - a picture of Phyllidia exquisita?

Locality: Romblon Island, Romblon Province, Philippines, South China Sea, April 2003. Photographer: Franca Wermuth.

Thanks for your help


Wermuth, F., 2006 (May 13) Phyllidia exquisita from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Franca,
I am sometimes not convinced that some of these species such as P. exquisita, P. babai and P. willani are really distinct species or whether they are extremes of P. ocellata, but whatever is decided in the future, your animal is almost identical to Brunckhorst's photo of P. exquisita, even in only having yellow around the anterior end of the mantle edge.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (May 13). Comment on Phyllidia exquisita from the Philippines by Frranca Wermuth. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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