Pearsonothuria graeffei (Semper, 1868) ca. 25mm
Oral tentacles & tube feet
[same juvenile individual as the featured animal on previous page]

Pearsonothuria graeffei (Semper, 1868) ca. 600mm
The oral feeding tentacles are out and actively acquiring food (a "deposit feeder")
[this is a typical adult of the species]

Phyllidia varicosa Lamarck, 1801 (100mm / from 64m)
[a good example of the model in the featured model/mimic relationship]

NOTE: This page in re presentation with Opisthobranch-like animal of the Week, Phyllidia varicosa mimic.

Page Date: 19 Jan '04
Page Modification Date: 19 Jan '04
Digitally manipulated photo
Copyright © 2004 Robert F. Bolland