Phyllodesmium sp. 5

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Aeolidioidea
Family : Facelinidae
Distribution : Madagascar
Maximal size : 40-50 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :


The body of the living animal, including rhinophores, oral tentacles, and foot are predominantly whitish

Fine, long and somewhat dorso-ventrally flattened cerata.

Presence on the cerata specially near the apice if low tubercules looks like dark "hollow wart"

Phyllodesmium sp5
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé

Remarks :

An undescribed species

Other photos of Phyllodesmium sp. 5 :

Alain-Benoît Rassat

Madagascar, Nosy bé, Sakatia cap Sud, less 1 m, 4 July 2013, size : 40-50 mm


Cerata details

Alain-Benoît Rassat

Madagascar, Nosy bé, 5 m, 8 April 2016, size : 20 mm



Abnormal bifurcated cerata (a) and oral tentacle (b)


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