Phyllidiopsis loricata (Bergh, 1873)

Phyllidiopsis loricata is rare in the Marshalls, known from one specimen at Enewetak and three from Kwajalein. They were found on lagoon pinnacles and on the seaward reef, under rocks or in ledges at depths of 10 to 15 meters. Sizes ranged from 7 to 12mm in length. We also have a Phyllidiopsis loricata from Hawaii, but its spots are much darker black. It almost looks like the two are different species.

Created 25 December 2006
Updated 25 May 2007

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