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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > sea slugs > Order Nudibranchia > Family Phyllidiidae
Pimply phyllid nudibranch
Phyllidiella pustulosa
Family Phyllidiidae
updated Sep 12

Where seen? This nudibranch with clusters of bumps is often encountered on our Southern shores, on coral rubble and reefs.

Features: 4-5 cm long, small ones about 1cm can be quite common on some shores. Body long, hard with bumps (called tubercles) that are clustered in groups. The bumps may be pink, red, grey, green or blue. There is a coloured margin around the edge of the body. The short rhinophores are black. There is no stripe along the underside of the foot. The black background forms more of a networked pattern. In other similar looking phyllid nudibranchs, the black background forms lines.

Kusu Island, May 05

Pulau Hantu, Feb 06

Gills on the sides of the body.

Coloured margin around the body edge.

Tiny ones about 1cm are sometimes seen.
Pulau Hantu, Mar 06

Some have pink bumps.
Pulau Hantu, Mar 06

Terumbu Raya, Jul 11
Photo shared by Lok Kok Sheng on his blog.

Terumbu Raya, Jul 11

Eating a sponge?

Pimply phyllid nudibranchs on Singapore shores

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