Cryptic Phyllodesmium (Phyllodesmium crypticum) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Cryptic Phyllodesmium

Cryptic Phyllodesmium (Phyllodesmium crypticum) is a medium-size nudibranch with lots of dorsal cerata, which also works as a camouflage in the soft coral that it spends much of its time.

Cryptic Phyllodesmium
Cryptic Phyllodesmium
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Cryptic Phyllodesmium
Cryptic Phyllodesmium
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Cryptic Phyllodesmium
Cryptic Phyllodesmium
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Cryptic Phyllodesmium
Cryptic Phyllodesmium
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Cryptic Phyllodesmium Phyllodesmium crypticum
Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Mollusca (Mollusks / Molluscs)
Class:
Gastropoda
Order: Nudibranchia (Nudibranchs)
Family: Facelinidae (Facelinidae)
Genus: Phyllodesmium (Phyllodesmium)
Species: Phyllodesmium crypticum
Size
Average Size: 5 centimetres

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