Phyllidiopsis krempfi
Pruvot-Fol, 1957

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Phyllidiidae


Known from Vietnam, the Andaman Sea (eastern Indian Ocean) and Java, Indonesia, [But records on the Forum suggest a wide Indo=West Pacific distribution]


16m, Phi Phi Is., southern Thailand, November 1989, Dorsal view of 52mm animal, PHOTO: D.J. Brunckhorst. (Brunckhorst, 1993: Plate 8A).

Notes from Brunckhorst,1993: Large species characterised by predominantly pink coloration, and broad based multicompound tubercles with paler apices. Apart from two primary longitudinal black lines, other black lines of variable size occur irregularly. Rhinophores pink on anterior face and around base, black on apex and posterior face.
Two other species with similarly coloured rhinophores:
Phyllidiopsis pipeki, which has bright pink colouration and consistently two straight black longitudinal lines only, rounded white tubercles (not multicompound).
Phyllidiopsis fissuratus, which is also pink and black but is extremely tuberculate, with very tall compound and coalesced tubercles with deep black valleys between. It also has a translucent raised rim around the raised rhinophore pockets and a smooth tall raised pink anal papilla.

• Brunckhorst, D.J. (1993) The systematics and phylogeny of Phyllidiid Nudibranchs (Doridoidea). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 16: 1-107.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1998 (December 12) Phyllidiopsis krempfi Pruvot-Fol, 1957. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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