Phyllodesmium rudmani
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Body mostly white, rhinophores smooth and very tall, oral tentacles smooth but much shorter. 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:
Best time of year:
All year round
Body length up to 5 cm, 3-15m depth. Only known from the Philippines and North Sulawesi.
Divesites seen at:
Air Prang, Air Prang 2, Air Prang 3, Aw Shucks, Batu Angus, Batu Merah, Batu Sandar, Critter Hunt, Pantai Parigi, Serena West, Tanjung Kubur
Taxonomical order of this critter:
- Aegires gardineri
- Aegires minor
- Aegires villosus
- Ardeadoris averni
- Ardeadoris cruenta
- Ardeadoris undaurum
- Bornella anguilla
- Cadlinella subornatissima
- Caloria indica
- Ceratosoma tenue

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