Plocamopherus ceylonicus

(Kelaart, 1858)

Plocamopherus ceylonicus
Photographed by: Brent Murdoch

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Polyceridae
Species:Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #27478
This photo shows nicely the light-producing globe structures borne on lateral projections that characterise the genus Plocamopherus. Plocamopherus ceylonicus is identifiable by having the globes on only 2 pairs of lateral projections; 1 pair immediately in front of the gills and the other pair immediately behind the gills. This individual is slightly atypical in having pink globes; normally they are white.

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Pictures of Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Plocamopherus ceylonicus from Anilao, Philippines
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Plocamopherus ceylonicus from Anilao, Philippines
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Plocamopherus ceylonicus from Anilao, Philippines
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