Phyllidiopsis striata
Bergh, 1888

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Phyllidiidae


Known from the central and western Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean.


UPPER: 16 m depth, Phi Phi Island, southern Thailand, 1 Dec. 1989, dorsal view of 10 and 9 mm specimens (Brunckhorst, 1993: Plate 8D); LOWER: 6 m depth, Bile Bay, Guam, 14 July 1988, dorsal view of 19 mm specimen (Brunckhorst, 1993: Plate 8E).

Notes compiled partly from Brunckhorst, 1993:
Phyllidiopsis striata is easily distinguished in the field by its three low, white longitudinal dorsal ridges, white mantle skirt, four black longitudinal bands and translucent straw-coloured ['lemon-yellow' Brunckhorst, 1993] rhinophores.

Phyllidiopsis phiphiensis has two white ridges and three black bands (three white ridges and four black bands in P. striata), black spots on the mantle margin, white rhinophores (lemon yellow in P. striata) and is white ventrally (grey and black in P. striata). Phyllidiopsis annae has three blue ridges, and black rhinophores. Phyllidiopsis sphingis has three irregular white ridges which are usually separated (straight ridges join at the anus in P. striata), iridescent blue coloration to the mantle skirt, cream rhinophores (white mantle skirt and yellow rhinophores in P. striata) and a cream to white foot sole (grey in P. striata).

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 (August 1) Phyllidiopsis striata Bergh, 1888 . [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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