Phyllodesmium poindimiei from Okinawa

April 27, 2001
From: Bob Bolland

Hi Bill,
I thought I'd submit a recent scan of an Okinawan Phyllodesmium. It would appear to be P. poindimiei.

Collection data:
RFB # 3861-A
9m / TL: 33mm
From beneath Tengan Pier, Tengan, Okinawa
20 April 2001


Bolland, R.F., 2001 (Apr 27) Phyllodesmium poindimiei from Okinawa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Bob,
I think you're right. It's good to get a better idea of its distribution as it helps to make the records from Western Australia seem more sensible.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Apr 27). Comment on Phyllodesmium poindimiei from Okinawa by Bob Bolland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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