Alert: Email will not work this weekend and some downtime expected. Learn more

Carlsonhoff's Phyllidia

Phyllidia carlsonhoffi

''Phyllidia carlsonhoffi'' is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Phyllidiidae.
Carlsonhoffi's Phyllidia Seen in Cabilao, Philippines (2012). Photo by Mark Bockstael (my husband). 
Is a dorid nudibranch of the Phyllidiiae family that can reach 7 cm long. Black with yellow capped blue tubercles. Big tubercles alternating with smaller ones. Orange rhinophores. Occurs in West and Central Pacific. Fall,Geotagged,Philippines,Phyllidia carlsonhoffi

Appearance

''Phyllidia carlsonhoffi'' has a black body with small rounded yellow tubercles and more or less regularly distributed large conical yellow tubercles in the center of white rings. The ventral surface is a pale cream color, with a median black line on the bottom of the foot sole. The oral tentacles are long and cylindrical.

Distribution

This species has been found in western Pacific Ocean .

Habitat

This nudibranch prefers shallow subtidal lagoons, on the reefs, and seaward slopes, at depths of 1-25 meters.

References:

Some text fragments are auto parsed from Wikipedia.

Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderNudibranchia
FamilyPhyllidiidae
GenusPhyllidia
SpeciesP. carlsonhoffi
Photographed in
Philippines