Another example of a species belonging to the family Phyllidiidae, characterised by the absence of external dorsal gills and the appearance of wart-like bumps on its mantle. They are also stiff and rubbery in texture compared to most nudibranchs, and move very slowly (even for a nudibranch). This one narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a snail.

identification: Phyllidia ocellata
snail identification: unknown

Phyllidia ocellata nudibranch (frame #30, added 15 Nov '97)   [80K]

back to thumbnail page