November 18, 1998
From: Clay Bryce


Do you have anything on this genus? I am seeking a photo / diag. of anything that even looks like it - even a Heteropod as it may just be one of these. My specimen and photo(out of focus) is from east Pacific. Tough call, I realise, but I have such faith in your abilities!



Clay Bryce
Western Australian Museum

Bryce, C., 1998 (Nov 18) Phylliroe. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Clay,
I'm afraid flattery won't work this time. I haven't got a photo of Phylliroe.

There is a drawing in the new mollusc book "Mollusca: the southern synthesis". Your best bet is the wonderful book:
Lalli, C.M. & Gilmer, R.W. (1989). Pelagic Snails. The biology of holoplanktonic gastropod mollusks. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

It has illustrations and photos of living animals of groups of planktonic molluscs, including species of Phylliroe.


Rudman, W.B., 1998 (Nov 18). Comment on Phylliroe by Clay Bryce. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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