Swollen Phyllidia (Phyllidia varicosa) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Swollen Phyllidia

Phyllidia varicosa is a common nnudibranch in South-East Asia, the Red Sea and Western Pacific. It's commonly known as the Swollen Phyllidia or Nobbled Phyllidia. It is larger than many other similar species.

Swollen Phyllidia
Swollen Phyllidia
Credit: Sven Peeters
Swollen Phyllidia
Swollen Phyllidia
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Swollen Phyllidia
Three Swollen Phyllidia at Richelieu Rock
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Swollen Phyllidia
Two Swollen Phyllidia in Thailand
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Swollen Phyllidia Phyllidia varicosa
Scientific Rank
Mollusca (Mollusks / Molluscs)
Order: Nudibranchia (Nudibranchs)
Family: Phyllidiidae (Phyllidiidae)
Genus: Phyllidia (Phyllidia)
Species: Phyllidia varicosa
Average Size: 10 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Swollen Phyllidia

Spotted in: Maldives Maldives
Diving from boat: MV Emperor Serenity
Trip destinations: North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll
When: Dec 2022

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