Phyllidiella hageni
Fahrner & Beck, 2000

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Phyllidiidae


Currently known from Lombok, Indonesia only.


Gili Terawangan, Lombok, Indonesia, 35 mm specimen, 10 m depth, 12 September 1994, on
coral rubble.

This species is characterized by a pink background coloration and a variable pattern of black lines on the dorsum. Two narrow, longitudinal, black lines run from the rhinophores to the posterior body end. These two lines are connected by a transverse line in the middle of the body in some specimens. Various short, irregular, black lines occur medially along the mantle margin that has a contrasting black edge. Numerous low and coalesced pink tubercles with white apices are evenly and densely scattered on the dorsum. The rhinophores are bicoloured, pink basally and black apically, each clavus possesses 19 lamellae. Ventrally, P. hageni is entirely pale pink to pale grey. The separate, conical and highly diverging oral tentacles are pale pink in colour with black rounded tips.

• Fahrner, A. & Beck, L.A. (2000) Identification key to the Indo-Pacific species of the nudibranch family Phyllidiidae Rafinesque 1814, including the description of two new species (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Archiv für Molluskenkunde, 128: 189-211.

Authorship details
Fahrner, A. & Beck, L.A., 2000 (August 13) Phyllidiella hageni Fahrner & Beck, 2000 . [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from