Phyllodesmium koehleri  Burghardt, Schrödl & Wägele, 2008

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Phyllodesmium koehleri is characterized by its club-shaped cerata, relatively thin at the base but expanding to a much greater diameter near the tip. Each ceras has many large pointed tubercles radiating out laterally. Each tubercle has a brownish duct of the digestive gland running out to the tip.
The body, including oral tentacles, rhinophores, foot and cerata, is translucent with some white dusting, thin brown streaks and patches are scattered all over
Phyllodesmium koehleri seems to feed on softcorals, members of the Nephtheidae, probably Paralemnalia or Lemnalia. Here it is on its possible prey.
It has zooxanthellae, it is like other members of the genus Phyllodesmium what Bill Rudman calls "Solar-powered Sea Slugs".
This species was [posted on 16 July 2003 at these websites as Phyllodesmium sp. B  Genus: Ehrenberg, 1831, and on 5 September 2008 changed into
Phyllodesmium koehleri  Burghardt, Schrödl & Wägele, 2008.
More information on Phyllodesmium koehleri are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 17 December 2019, Phyllodesmium koehleri  Burghardt, Schrödl & Wägele, 2008
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Phyllodesmium_kabiranum.htm


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