December 19, 2001
From: Walabha Sinbul
Please help me identify this creature. Is it a nudibranch at all, or just a terrific-looking flatworm?
Dive site: Phi Phi island, Thailand
Bottom composition: coral rubble
Thanks a lot,
email@example.comSinbul, W., 2001 (Dec 19) Phyllidia polkadotsa from Phi Phi, Thailand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/5848
This is one of the few yellow species of Phyllidia. It is Phyllidia polkadotsa. Formerly only known from Hawaii. Mike Miller [http://siolibrary.ucsd.edu/slugsite/nudwk142.htm ] records it from the Banda Islands of Indonesia and Taiwan, and there are now records on the Forum from Nauru, Vanuatu, possibly the Solomons, and now from Thailand. It is a very interesting discovery.
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