Phyllidia polkadotsa from Lembeh
November 9, 2009
From: Zeineb Alhaidari
Concerning message #5848:
This tiny Phyllidia polkadotsa was noticed due to its bright color on a sandy bottom.
Locality: Dive site : Nudi Falls , Lembeh strait, 10 metres, North Sulawesi , Indonesia, Molucca sea, 09 October 2009, Sandy bottom with scattered reefs. Length: 8 mm. Photographer: Zeineb Alhaidari.
If you think it could be of interest for the forum,
firstname.lastname@example.orgAlhaidari , Z., 2009 (Nov 9) Phyllidia polkadotsa from Lembeh. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22760
Thanks for another record of this yellow species, or group of species, with large black spots. As I mention in another message, I am not sure if all the animals I am tentatively placing with P. polkadotsa are the same species. Only time, and more records and more studies, will solve the problem
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