May 22, 2002
From: Shouichi Kato
Could you please compare this aeolid with the one in my other mesage. They look very similar but this one has smooth rhinophores and fine white lines on its body.
I wonder if they are not same species.
I found it on the rocky reef shallower than 10m. 35mm in size.
email@example.comKato, S., 2002 (May 22) Phyllodesmium sp. 5 from Hachijo Island, Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6963
As you have noticed there are differences in colour and rhinophore morphology between the two animals. It is possible that the colour differences could be variation within a species, but combined with differences in rhinophore shape, I am pretty sure that these are different species. This animal is already on the Forum as Phyllodesmium sp. 5. If you see these two species again it would be nice to know what they eat, or are found on - Perhaps a soft coral or a gorgonian?
Re: Phyllodesmium sp. 5 from Indonesia
From: Marcel Tanke, October 17, 2008
Phyllodesmium sp. 5 from Indonesia
From: Mike Oelrich, February 17, 2005
The food of Phyllodesmium sp. 5
From: Nishina Masayoshi, July 29, 2002
Unknown Phyllodesmium from Solomons
From: Mary Jane Adams, April 10, 2002
Unknown from the Solomon Islands
From: Mary Jane Adams, January 6, 2001