Phyllidia koehleri

March 2, 2001
From: Erwin Koehler

Dear Bill,
Attached is a photo of Phyllidia koehleri Perrone, 2000 from the Maldives, South-Male Atoll, Vagali Island, divesite Vagali Caves, size 15 mm, depth 16 m, Sept. 22, 2000.

Antonio S. Perrone (2000) named it in his description after me :o-))
More photos are at

Perrone, A.S. (2000) A new species of Nudibranchia of the genus Phyllidia Cuvier (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) from the Maldive Islands. Basteria, 64: 89-97.


Koehler, E., 2001 (Mar 2) Phyllidia koehleri. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Congratulations Erwin,
This is the one I have been calling Phyllidia? sp. 1. It certainly has similarities to the Phyllidiopsis striata group externally. I see from Perrone's paper that all the colour forms I have on this page are considered to be a single species.
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Mar 2). Comment on Phyllidia koehleri by Erwin Koehler. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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