Phyllidia picta  Pruvot-Fol, 1957

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Phyllidia picta can be distinguished from its congeners by a pattern of black on the dorsum interrupted by large yellow-capped tubercles surrounded by pale blue patches. The blue areas coalesce towards the edge of the mantle and the tubercles become smaller, the smallest without yellow caps. The rhinophores are yellow.
This species was posted on 10 June 2003 at these websites as Fryeria menindie Brunckhorst, 1993, which was shown by Yonow (1996) to be a junior synonym of Phyllidia picta Pruvot-Fol, 1957, which Yonow showed was in fact a species of Fryeria  J.E. Gray, 1853.
I changed it on 9 June 2007 into Fryeria picta (Pruvot-Fol, 1957) [Phyllidia].
According to Valdés & Gosliner (1999) is the genus Fryeria  J.E. Gray, 1853 "simply a sub group of Phyllidia".
I changed it on 10 February 2010 into Phyllidia picta  Pruvot-Fol, 1957.
Yonow, N. 1996. Systematic Revision of the Family Phyllidiidae in the Indian Ocean Province: Part 1 (Opisthobranchia: Nudibranchia: Doridoidea).
Journal of Conchology 35: 483 - 516.
Valdés, A. & Gosliner, T. M. (1999). Phylogeny systematic of the radula-less dorids (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) with the description of a new genus and a new family. Zoologica Scripta, 28: 315 - 360
More information on Phyllidia picta as Fryeria picta are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 13 December 2017, Phyllidia picta  Pruvot-Fol, 1957
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Phyllidia_picta.htm