Phyllodesmium sp. 9

Family: Glaucidae


Jahir, Lembeh Straight, Sulawesi, Indonesia., July 2002. Depth: 40 feet, Length: 2.5 cm. Photo: Marli Wakeling

This looks to be another unknown species. It has similarities to Phyllodesmium briareum, especially in the way the zooxanthellae in the cerata seem to be arranged in parallel rows along the ceratal wall, but I think the very long rhinophores may prove to be distinctive.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (October 7) Phyllodesmium sp. 9 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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