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Briareum Phyllodesmium

Phyllodesmium briareum


Speckled brown with long curved cerata that are yellow-tipped. The brownish specks (as can be seen in the close-up in picture 2) are actually one-celled plants (zooxanthellae) in the digestive gland. A symbiotic relationship exists between the two - the aeolid serves as a host for the zooxanthellae to reproduce and grow, while they provide nutrients to the host through photosynthesis.


About 50 mm. Depth of about 2 m. Batangas, Philippines.

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Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.80, Long: 120.91

Spotted on Apr 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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