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Updated 12/3/2013

Order Nudibranchia, Family Phyllidiidae

This family lacks external gills, feeds upon sponge, and exudes a noxious mucus when disturbed.  Because of this defense they are often seen in the open during the day.

 

HAWAII

Phyllidia varicosa

FRIED-EGG NUDIBRANCH

 

Phyllidia sp. 1

 

 

Phyllidiella pustulosa

PUSTULOSE NUDIBRANCH

 

Phyllidiopsis fissuratus

FISSURED NUDIBRANCH

Phyllidiella rosans

ROSY NUDIBRANCH

 

Phyllidiopsis sphingis

SPHINX NUDIBRANCH

 

Phyllidia scottjohnsoni

SCOTT JOHNSON'S NUDIBRANCH

 

Phyllidiopsis loricata

LORICATE PHYLLIDIA

 

Phyllidia polkadotsa

POLKADOT NUDIBRANCH

 

Phyllidia exquisita

EXQUISITE PHYLLIDIA

Phyllidiopsis cardinalis

CARDINAL NUDIBRANCH

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Phyllidia coelestis

HEAVENLY PHYLLIDIA

 

Phyllidia elegans

ELEGANT PHYLLIDIA

 

Phyllidia ocellata

BULL'S-EYE PHYLLIDIA

 

Phyllidiella annulata

RINGED PHYLLIDIA

Reticulidia halgerda

DECORATED HALGERDA

 


INDIAN OCEAN

Phyllidiella meandrina