Phyllodesmium colemani Rudman, 1991
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Phyllodesmium colemani has been observed feeding exclusively
on the organpipe coral Tubipora musica.
It rapidly drops off many of its cerata when disturbed
They are usually hidden between the
"organpipes". and only
visible when the polyps of the coral are retracted1>. I broke the coral with my knife for
this shot, sorry for that.
More information on Phyllodesmium colemani are on
Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 6 December 2019, Phyllodesmium colemani Rudman, 1991