OKINAWA SLUG SITE

Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum Moore & Gosliner, 2014 (rfb #1898 / 21mm / from 10ft)
The above two images are of the same 21mm individual as featured on the previous page. The second photo above was taken at 1:1 and shows the spiny appearing papillae on the surface of the rhinophores, for which the animal was named.



Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum Moore & Gosliner, 2014 (rfb #3276-C / 23mm / from 10ft)
The above two images are of the holotype* (CASIZ** 099093), deposited at California Academy of Science.


Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum Moore & Gosliner, 2014 (rfb #3281 / 28mm / from 10ft)
The above image is one of the three paratypes* (CASIZ** 104702), deposited at California Academy of Science.

        *Holotype & Paratype: See "Type" Dictionary for explanation.
        **CASIZ: California Academy of Sciences Department of Invertebrate Zoology


Taxonomy:
NOTE: This page in re presentation with Opisthobranch of the Week, Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum.

Page Date: 01 May '15
Page Modification Date: 01 May '15
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