Phyllodesmium sp.

Phyllodesmium sp.
Photographed by: Edward Blackshaw

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #38382
An unidentified species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #35832
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2278
I am not sure what species this is, but it is definitely not Phyllodesmium longicirrum. The cerata are flattened, their tips are curled and they have small irregular pustules on their posterior face.

Later, other photographer suggested that this is Phyllodesmium macphersonae. And Richard Willan says No; this is definitely not Phyllodesmium macphersonae because the cerata look to be flattened (they are all circular in cross section in P. macphersonae) and certainly are pustulose (they are all completely smooth in P. macphersonae). I cannot see enough detail of the cerata themselves or the oral tentacles to be sure what it is.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #29343
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #25073
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #9845
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8472
A very sick individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8473
A very sick individual

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6490
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4156
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4155
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2024
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1006
Probably an undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #992
A juvenile individual

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Pictures of Phyllodesmium sp.

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