Phyllidia madangensis
Brunckhorst, 1993

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Phyllidiidae


Known from the tropical western Pacific Ocean (Guam, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea).


18 m depth, Madang, PNG, 18 Feb. 1988, dorsal view of 43 mm specimen, Photo: R.C. Willan (Brunckhorst, 1993: Plate 3E).

Notes compiled from Brunckhorst, 1993:
Phyllidia madangensis is characterised by having few, sparsely scattered notal tubercles and no dark stripe on the foot sole. Rhinotubercles occur in all Phyllidia species, but the presence of a small tubercle immediately in front of each rhinophoral pocket appears to be unique to Phyllidia madangensis. Although similar to Phyllidia carlsonhoffi, Phyllidia varicosa and Phyllidia tula, the present species has no black line on the foot sole.

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., 1999 (January 12) Phyllidia madangensis Brunckhorst, 1993. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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