Phidiana salaamica Rudman, 1980
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The most distinctive feature of Phidiana salaamica is that the innermost ceras in each ceratal cluster is very elongate, and sits coiled over the dorsum.
When the aeolid is threatened or disturbed, these enrolled cerata quickly unroll and become stiff and erect. The cerata have an opaque white apex,
the ceratal digestive gland duct is pinkish. The rhinophores are orange with a broad white median band.
Another aeolid with similar behaviour is Moridilla brockii.
More information on Phidiana salaamica are on
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How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 17 December 2016, Phidiana salaamica Rudman, 1980
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Phidiana_salaamica.htm