Phyllodesmium sp. 6

Family: Glaucidae


Rocky wall shallower than 10m. 20 - 30mm in size. Hachijo Island, Japan. Photo: Shouichi Kato.

Very similar in external appearance to Phyllodesmium sp. 5, but this animal has white specks over the body while Phyllodesmium sp. 5 has a distinct pattern of white lines. Also, the rhinophores have small pointed white papillae all over them while in Phyllodesmium sp. 5 they are quite smooth.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (May 20) Phyllodesmium sp. 6 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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