Tropical Indo-West Pacific.
UPPER: 20 m depth, patch reef off Lion Island, southern PNG, 18 June 1988, dorsal view of 48 mm specimen (Brunckhorst, 1993: Plate 8B). PHOTO: D.J.Brunckhorst.
LOWER: Pelorus Island, Nth Queensland, October 1983. PHOTO: Bill Rudman.
Notes compiled from Brunckhorst, 1993:
Phyllidiopsis shireenae is distinctive, on account of its mid-dorsal crest (i.e., the body is not dorsoventrally flattened as in other phyllidiids), very pale pink coloration with a few black lines, and salmon pink rhinophores.
No other phyllidiid possesses a large dorsal crest and salmon pink rhinophores. Phyllidiopsis gemmata is grey-pink to grey-blue with three tuberculate ridges, black rhinophores. Phyllidiopsis krempfi has multicompound pink tubercles, black and pink rhinophores, and possesses 26-28 lamellae on each rhinophoral clavus (17-20 in P. shireenae). Phyllidiopsis pipeki, Phyllidiopsis burni and Phyllidiopsis fissuratus differ from P. shireenae in having large compound tubercles, black and pink rhinophores and pink to grey ventral coloration (white in P. shireenae).
• Brunckhorst, D.J. (1993) The systematics and phylogeny of Phyllidiid Nudibranchs (Doridoidea). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 16: 1-107.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (August 1) Phyllidiopsis shireenae Brunckhorst, 1993. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/phylshir
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