Phyllodesmium crypticum  Rudman, 1981

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Phyllodesmium crypticum is characterized by its very nodulose cerata, especially along the edges. It rapidly drops off many of its cerata when disturbed (autotomise). Like other members of the genus Phyllodesmium it is what Bill Rudman calls "Solar-powered Sea Slugs".
Very similar are:
Phyllodesmium hyalinum which differs by the cerata, basically smooth, apically nodulose and curved, and by the position of the position of the anal papilla.
Phyllodesmium tuberculatum which differs by the bluish grey colour, and by rounded tubercles on the cerata.
More information on Phyllodesmium crypticum are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 12 December 2019, Phyllodesmium crypticum  Rudman, 1981
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Phyllodesmium_crypticum.htm


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