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Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert
Comment from Richard Willan: A nice photo of a typical individual viewed head-on. Phyllodesmium rudmani is characterised by the cerata having long cylindrical stalks with a swollen region on top like a Christmas decoration. That swollen region has about 8, white, longitudinal ridges separated by deep, brown or brownish purple grooves. Thus each ceras mimics a polyp of the soft coral Xenia (the specific host food of this species) with its tentacles closed together.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 350D › View EXIF properties|
|Taken on:||May 8, 2007|
|Posted:||8 years ago|
|Updated:||8 years ago|
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