Phyllodesmium cf. jakobsenae

Burghardt & W├Ągele, 2004

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Phyllodesmium cf. jakobsenae from Lembeh, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This aeolid nudibranch is characterised by the slightly flattened cerata with brown patches (containing symbiotic zooxanthellae) on each side. It is a good mimic of its host, a soft coral of the genus Xenia. By contrast, Phyllodesmium longicirrum has much larger very flattened cerata with enlarged ends like paddles, and the brown zooxanthellae are arranged in rings.
 

Location:Lembeh, Indonesia
Photographer:Guido Zsilavecz
Camera:Olympus SP350View EXIF properties
Taken on:September 16, 2007
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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 jakobsenae