Phyllidia coelestis Bergh, 1905

Rare at Kwajalein, this species is known from very few specimens found on Kwajalein's seaward reef. Its coloration puts it into the group of nudibranchs similar to P. varicosa that might be Mullerian mimics.

The animals below would seem to be either a variety of Phyllidia coelestis or of P. picta. It matches neither of them exactly. This variety is rare in the Marshalls, known from only two specimens found on the seaward reef at Kwajalein.

This species lacks a black line on the bottom of the foot.

Created 25 December 2006
Updated 6 August 2013

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