Phyllodesmium opalescens

Image courtesy of Dave Behrens
Komodos, Indonesia

Dave Behrens

Phyllodesmium opalescens Rudman, 1991

Distinctive features include: few cerata, body transparent with a series of diamonds on the center of the notum, ceratal cores thick, undulating and yellow-orange, head tentacles, rhinophores and cerata tipped in white. Terry's photo in Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs is of a much more colorful specimen, one with blue on the head tentacles and near the tip the cerata.

The geographic range is western Pacific - let's add Komodo Indonesia to that.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Dec., 2013
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