PHYLLODESMIUM JAKOBSENAE

Phyllodesmium jakobsenae
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Found on sandy bottoms and coral reefs near soft coral Xenia sp, its sole food source. Its cerata perfectly mimic the shape and creamy colour of Xenia polyps. It can be very hard to find, because it looks like a small Xenia colony. It is one of the solar-powered species as it keeps some of the Xenia soft coral algae within its cerata. The algae photosynthesise and supply the nudibranch with sugars.
Frequency of sightings:
RARE
Best time of year:
All year round
Remarks:
Body length up to3 cm, Shallow reefs up to 15 m
Divesites seen at:
Air Prang, Air Prang 2, Air Prang 3, Angels Window, Aw Shucks, Batu Angus, Batu Merah, Batu Sandar, Critter Hunt, Dantes Wall, Goby A Crab, Hairball 2, Jahir 2, Magic Rock, Makawide, Makawide 2, Makawide 3, Nudi Falls, Nudi Retreat, Pantai Kecil, Pantai Parigi, Pintu Colada, Police Pier, Police Pier 2, Pulau Abadi, Pulau Putus, Tanjung Kubur, TK 1, TK2
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Invertebrate
Mollusks
Gastropod
Nudibranch
- Aegires gardineri
- Aegires minor
- Aegires villosus
- Ardeadoris averni
- Ardeadoris cruenta
- Ardeadoris undaurum
- Bornella anguilla
- Cadlinella subornatissima
- Caloria indica
- Ceratosoma tenue
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