Phyllodesmium poindimiei from NW Australia

May 8, 1999
From: Clay Bryce

Dear Bill,
Here is another species, perhaps a new record?, from the Dampier Archipelago in the Kimberley region, Northwestern Australia.

WAM1466: Not sure about this. Flabellina poindimiei?

Clay Bryce,
W.A. Museum

Bryce, C., 1999 (May 8) Phyllodesmium poindimiei from NW Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Clay,
It looks like Phyllodesmium poindimiei and I have identified specimens from Busselton Jetty, collected by you some years ago, as this species in my 1991 paper. at least this record from NW Australia gets it closer to the tropics than I have seen it previously. Although originally described from New Caledonia, subsequent records have been either from temperate eastern or western Australia.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 1999 (May 8). Comment on Phyllodesmium poindimiei from NW Australia by Clay Bryce. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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