Myja longicornis Bergh, 1896
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Myja longicornis is characterized by the very long cerata with narrow stalks that look like miniature spindles.
The elongate body is translucent with opaque white spots. The oral tentacles and the smooth rhinophores are translucent.
The digestive glands in the translucent cerata are cream, with a dark red spot at the tip, just below the greyish cnidosacs at the apices
of the cerata. This specimen demonstrates how perfect the cerata mimic the polyps
of its prey, the athecate hydoid Eudendrium sp.
This specimen was identified by David W. Behrens, thanks!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 9 January 2021, Myja longicornis Bergh, 1896