Phyllidia sp. a437

This individual was found at Bethlehem. Gosliner et al (2015) figure something with similar color but no bumps as Reticulidia sp. They also have a variation of Phyllidia ocellata that approaches this one. In addition, specimens we have identified as Phyllidia polkadotsa seem to vary and some approach this one as well. My gut feeling is that it neither P. ocellata nor P. polkadotsa, but a separate species. Probably only DNA work will tell.

Created 15 November 2017

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