species: Phestilla lugubris in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Phestilla lugubris

©Ingo Burghardt: Phestilla lugubris at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Nudibranchia
Family Trinchesiidae
Genus Phestilla
Species Phestilla lugubris



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


These slugs are often found in pairs on their preferred food, Porites corals (Sea Slug Forum accessed 30 Oct 2017).

Web resources


  • Burghardt, I. (2006). Biologie, Diversitaet und Evolution "solarbetriebener" Nudibranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda) und ihrer Symbiose mit Zooxanthellen, Ph.D. thesis, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany. LIRS catalog number 1063.
  • Burghardt, I. and H. Waegele (2006). Interspecific differences in the efficiency and photosynthetic characteristics of the symbiosis of "solarpowered" Nudibranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda), n: Contemporary studies into the systematics and evolution of opisthobranch molluscs, (Eds. G. Brodie, S. Fahey and F.E. Wells), Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 69: 1-10. LIRS catalog number 1035.
  • Coleman, N. (2008). Nudibranchs Encyclopedia: Catalogue of Asia/ Indo-Pacific Sea Slugs Neville Coleman's Underwater Geographic, Springwood, Qld.
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