Phyllodesmium poindimiei

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Phyllodesmium poindimiei
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Scientific classification
P. poindimiei
Binomial name
Phyllodesmium poindimiei
(Risbec, 1928)[1]
  • Aeolidia poindimiei
  • Phestilla poindimiei
  • (?) Phidiana tenuis

Phyllodesmium poindimiei is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Facelinidae.[2]


The distribution of Phyllodesmium poindimiei includes Australia, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Hawaii.[3]


The length of the slug is up to 50 mm. This species contains no zooxanthellae.[4][5]


Phyllodesmium poindimiei feeds on the invasive octocoral Carijoa riisei,[4] but it cannot be used as a biocontrol of this octocoral.[4] The crab Thalamita integra is a predator of Phyllodesmium poindimiei.[4]


  1. ^ Risbec J. (1928). "Contribution á l'étude des nudibranches Néo-Calédoniens". Faune Colon. Fr. 2: 1-328.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2015). Phyllodesmium poindimiei. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2015-10-07
  3. ^ Rudman, W.B., 1999 (May 8) Phyllodesmium poindimiei (Risbec, 1928). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  4. ^ a b c d Wagner D., Kahng S. E. & Toonen R. J. (2009). "Observations on the life history and feeding ecology of a specialized nudibranch predator (Phyllodesmium poindimiei), with implications for biocontrol of an invasive octocoral (Carijoa riisei) in Hawaii". Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 372(1-2): 64-74. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2009.02.007. PDF.
  5. ^ Rudman W.B. (1991) Further studies on the taxonomy and biology of the octocoral-feeding genus Phyllodesmium Ehrenberg, 1831 (Nudibranchia: Aeolidoidea). Journal of Molluscan Studies 57: 167-203.
  • Burn R. (2006) A checklist and bibliography of the Opisthobranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Victoria and the Bass Strait area, south-eastern Australia. Museum Victoria Science Reports 10:1–42