Phyllidia exquisita

The branch of the week is Phyllidia exquisita. It was named in 1993 by David Brunckhorst . It is known from Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Marshall Islands, Norfolk Island and Thailand. Some of the distinguishing features are the powdery blue color and the yellow line around the front edge of the mantle.

The above information courtesy of:

Dr. Terry Gosliner

California Academy of Sciences

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Camera System: Tussey T-300 underwater housing with FM-2/Nikon 60mm lens.

Strobe: Ikelite Ai

Film: Fuji Velvia

Site: Madang, Papua New Guinea

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