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Phyllodesmium macphersonae (Burn, 1962) [Cratena]

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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 (autotomise). 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