Phyllodesmium sp. 08  Genus: Ehrenberg, 1831

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Phyllodesmium sp. 08 is an unidentified or undescribed species of the genus Phyllodesmium. I call it Phyllodesmium sp. 08, to distinguish it from other species of Phyllodesmium.
It is characterized by its translucent body with a bluish tinge. The cerata are thick, so are the highly undulate digestive gland ducts in the cerata. The cerata are basally translucent with broad cream caps, a diffuse yellowish submarginal ring, and below this a diffuse bluish ring. The rhinophores and the oral tentacles are basally translucent with a whitish outer half. There seems to be a series of orange/whitish median patches on the body, which remind me of
Phyllodesmium opalescens  Rudman, 1991, which differs by elongate cerata and digestive gland ducts, and by the colour of the cerata.
There are pictures of this species from Japan as Phyllodesmium sp. 09 at the Mediterranean Slug Site,
as Phyllodesmium sp. 2 at www.umiushi-zukan.com,
and as Phyllodesmium sp. 2 at www.umiushi.info.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 13 January 2020, Phyllodesmium sp. 08  Genus: Ehrenberg, 1831
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Cladobranchia/Phyllodesmium_sp_08.htm


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