Pustulose Phyllidiid

Phyllidiella pustulosa

The Pustolose Phyllidiid is a nudibranch that lives on coral substrates in the lower intertidal zone and down to about 30 m depth, where it can be seen crawling during the day. It has a rigid body and a rubbery texture, and commonly grows to approximately 50 mm in length. Like all species of Phyllidiid its toxins come from the sponge food it eats. Its striking pink and black colours warn its fish predators that it tastes foul and should be avoided.

One of the most common nudibranchs in the tropical Indo-west Pacific.

Pustulose Phyllidiid (Phyllidiella pustulosa) Pustulose Phyllidiid (Phyllidiella pustulosa)

 

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