Phidiana indica from the Solomon Islands

February 2, 2001
From: Mary Jane Adams

Hi Bill,
Here are two aeolids I photographed in the Solomon Islands in November, 2000. Are these both Phidiana indica? The UPPER PHOTO has the colors I usually see in this area. I shot it at Anuha Island in the Florida group. [Solomon Ids] I think the LOWER PHOTO might be the orange headed color variety you mention in your description of P. indica. I found it on a night dive near the wreck of the Ann in Sunlight Passage, Russell Islands [Solomon Ids].

Thanks for all the great information you so faithfully provide.
Best regards,
Mary Jane

Adams, M.J., 2001 (Feb 2) Phidiana indica from the Solomon Islands. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Mary Jane,
Yes these are both colour forms of P. indica
Bill Rudman


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