Phyllodesmium sp. 11 Genus: Ehrenberg, 1831
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Phyllodesmium sp. 11 is characterized by its translucent clear to whitish body, cerata, oral tentacles, and rhinophores. Distinctive are the twisted cerata which look like a
corkscrew. The orange to tan digestive gland ducts within the cerata are slightly branched. This species has no white median line like many of the congeners.
There is a picture of a very similar species from Bali, Indonesia as Phyllodesmium sp. 16 online, which differs by straight digestive gland ducts.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 14 January 2020, Phyllodesmium sp. 11 Genus: Ehrenberg, 1831