October 5, 2005
From: Paul Osmond
Normally I make an educated guess on the species of nudibranch, but I am totally unsure of this one, so if you could identify this one for me it would be appreciated.
It was found at about 20m on the Point Perpendicular dive site in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Water was cold - about 12 degrees.
Locality: Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia. Depth: 20 m. Length: 40 mm. 21 August 2005. Rocky coral reef. Photographer: Paul Osmond
firstname.lastname@example.orgOsmond, P.T., 2005 (Oct 5) Phyllodesmium macphersonae? from Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14901
I'm afraid 'educated guesses' are what we have to resort to sometimes. I am identifying this as Phyllodesmium macphersonae but I can't say I'm 100% sure. That species usually has distinct brown patches of zooxanthellae visible all over the skin, and yellow tips to cerata and head tentacles - and at 40 mm it is a bit big. But then again, perhaps this is what the species looks like when it reaches a large size.
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