Phyllodesmium horridum

(Macnae, 1954)

Also known as: Phyllodesmium horridus

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Phyllodesmium horridum from Cape Town, South Africa
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This aeolid nudibranch appears to be endemic to South Africa. Its cerata are long and rather numerous for the genus, and each has an opaque bluish white line along its anterior face. This longitudinal band plus the red pigment on the posterior face completely hide the internal digestive diverticulum. In contrast, the similar-looking Phyllodesmium serratum has transparent cerata through which the diverticulum can be seen easily and a much paler longitudinal stripe down the back, or it is sometimes absent altogether.
 

Location:Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer:Guido Zsilavecz
Camera:Unknown Unknown › View EXIF properties
Taken on:January 19, 2008
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Posted:9 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Aeolidina
Family:Facelinidae
Species:Phyllodesmium horridum