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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. They lack the dorsal gills typical of most dorids. They are suctorial sponge feeders that lack a radula and 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 15 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

Phyllidiella sp. #1

Phyllidiopsis cardinalis

Phyllidiopsis fissurata





Phyllidiopsis loricata

Phyllidiopsis sphingis

un. sp. #1

 
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