Phyllodesmium macphersonae (Burn, 1962) [Cratena]
Click the thumbnail photos to enhance!
Phyllodesmium macphersonae is characterized by scattered brown patches
on most of the body, cerata and tentacles. The upper part of the cerata
is whitish/cream, often with a diffuse white/yellow band, and below this whitish
region is a diffuse bluish region. The oral tentacles and rhinophores are basally translucent with minute brown spots, then bluish/violet, and the outer third is a whitish/cream.
It rapidly drops off many of its cerata when disturbed
Like other members of the genus Phyllodesmium it is
what Bill Rudman calls
"Solar-powered Sea Slugs".
More information on Phyllodesmium macphersonae are on
Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 25 December 2016, Phyllodesmium macphersonae (Burn, 1962)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Phyllodesmium_macphersonae.htm