February 22, 2006
From: Leander Wiseman
In an earlier post you mentioned looking for more images of Phyllod. macphersonae and in particular the substrate.
These pictures are of an individual found in about 12 m at the Nursery, Bowen Island, Jervis Bay on the 31/3/2005.
Locality: 'The Nursery', Bowen Island, Jervis Bay, 12 m, NSW, Australia, 31 March 2005, Bommie. Length: 15-20 mm. Photographer: Leander Wiseman.
firstname.lastname@example.orgWiseman, L.M., 2006 (Feb 22) Phyllodesmium macphersonae from Jervis Bay. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15896
I am always asking for the impossible - but I am forever optimistic. What I am hoping to find is what soft coral Phyllodesmium macphersonae is feeding on. I am sure it is one of the solar-powered species. In your close-up alongside, the brown specks are symbiotic plants called zooxanthellae, which I suspect the nudibranch gets from some soft-coral it feeds on. But I am having trouble finding it feeding - which is not surprising since the animals seems quite uncommon, and its prey may be quite small itself.
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