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Phyllidiidae
The family Phyllidiidae includes dorids with tough, rubbery bodies and gill leaflets located ventrally between the mantle and the foot. Phyllidiids are suctorial sponge feeders that retain poisonous chemical compounds, derived from their sponge prey, for use in their own defense. Most are diurnally active and possess aposematic coloration advertising their toxicity. There are about 14 species known from Hawaii in four genera (Ceratophyllidia, Phyllidia, Phyllidiella and Phyllidiopsis).

Ceratophyllidia sp. #1

Phyllidia exquisita

Phyllidia
cf. larryi

Phyllidia polkadotsa





Phyllidia scottjohnsoni

Phyllidia varicosa

Phyllidia sp. #1

Phyllidiella pustulosa





Phyllidiella rosans

Phyllidiopsis cardinalis

Phyllidiopsis fissuratus

Phyllidiopsis loricata





Phyllidiopsis sphingis

un. sp. #1


 
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