Phyllidiella lizae Brunckhorst, 1993

The Marshall Islands specimens pretty well match what Gosliner et al (2008) call Phyllidiella lizae, although we did not originally have it identified as that based on Brunkhorst's (1993) original description. The species is rare in the Marshalls. Specimens have been found at Enewetak and Kwajalein Atolls in ledges or under rocks on lagoon pinnacles. This species appears to be a Mullerian mimic with Phyllidiella pustulosa.

 

Created 25 December 2006
Updated 12 September 2013

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