Phyllidia coelestis   Bergh,  1905 (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Sreeraj, CR

Size: Max length 6.0 cm TL (male)

Color: Body white with two black lines on both sides of the mantle. A median black line with three large tubercles of yellow color. It has "Y" shape of the blue-grey dorsal ridges; the yellow-capped mid-dorsal tubercles; evenly tuberculate, broad, blue-grey mantle margin; and uniformly grey foot without a dark stripe.

It does not have a median ridge or foot stripe.

Similar species: Phyllidia alyta, Phyllidia varicosa

Synonym (s)
Phyllidia alia Yonow, 1984
Phyllidia picta Pruvot-Fol, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wandoor INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ramakrishna; Sreeraj, CR; Raghunathan, C; Sivaperuman, C; Yogesh Kumar, JS; Raghuraman, R; Immanuel, T and Rajan, PT (2010) Guide to Opisthobranchs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 187 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at -

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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