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Phyllodesmium magnum

Rudman, 1991

Dennis Corpuz 1.Nudibranch English: Phyllodesmium magnum #anilaocritter.com

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 28 Feb 2013
Sven Kahlbrock Phyllodesmium magnum

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 29 May 2012
Johny Leffelaer This shot of Phyllodesmium magnum comes from Lembeh,taken with my Canon G12 and two Ikelite DS51 strobes. Settings, s. 1/60 , f. 8 , iso 320.

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 28 Apr 2012
Dennis Corpuz 1.Nudibranch English: Phyllodesmium magnum #anilaocritter.com

Message posted on UWphotographers on 28 Feb 2013
Dennis Corpuz 1.Nudibranch English: Phyllodesmium magnum #anilaocritter.com

Dennis Corpuz Thank you Susan Gardner, Ron Silver, Malida Alcazar and 3 others like this. :)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 28 Feb 2013
Malida Alcazar Phyllodesmium Magnum - Anilao, Philippines

Odie Paras Beautiful..sea mushroom..

Ilse Merz LIKE!

Wai YeeHoo Beautiful!!!

Annie Bodar super merci

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 05 Sep 2013
Lenny Kim ID Please, 7~8m, 2~3mm, Anilao Philippines, June 2013, Thanks!

Arne Kuilman Phyllodesmium magnum is variable like this.

Lenny Kim Thanks a lot! Very helpful..

Shane Siers Does anyone recognize this Phyllodesmium? Is it P. magnum? Very different than the P. magnum I've seen on Guam. This was at Puerto Galera, ~80mm long, ~4m deep on side of a rock.

Gary Cobb Yes this is Phyllodesmium magnum

Shane Siers Thanks again, Gary

Gary Cobb You're quite welcome Shane!

Malida Alcazar Found at 40ft, Anilao, Philippines

Gary Cobb Size please!

Gary Cobb Apart from that I think this Phyllodesmium magnum.

Malida Alcazar It's about .5 inch, thanks Gary Cobb

Ex Liao 50ft, 2cm in length, anilao

Gary Cobb This is Phyllodesmium magnum.

Ex Liao Thanks Gary Cobb for the i.d. :)

Gary Cobb You're quite welcome.

Damian Hofman Phyllodesmium macphersonae? Kurnell in 12m and about 30mm long

Gary Cobb These are Phyllodesmium magnum Rudman, 1991 If it were P. macphersonae there would be brown specks all over the body and cerata.

Damian Hofman As per usual, thanks heaps Gary. I searched a whole heap of from this genus and saw this one, but the colour just didn't seem right.

Gary Cobb Glad to help!

Gary Cobb Species list from our 2 dives 29-03-2013 23 Species found at Ridges, Caloundra. Perfect no wind surface conditions, a bit a swell running, some surge, 26C water temp, 5m viz. 1st dive/2nd dive. *most species found this outing. Chromodoris splendida (AU) /4 Dermatobranchus cf. primus 1/1 Dermatobranchus ornatus 3/4 Doriprismatica atromarginata 1/1 Doto sp.1 /4 Flabellina rubrolineata 1/1 Glossodoris vespa (AU) 1/1 Hexabranchus sanguineus /1 Hypselodoris aff. maculosa 1 Hypselodoris jacksoni 3/2 *Hypselodoris obscura (AU) 6/6 Hypselodoris sagamiensis 1 Hypselodoris tryoni 2 Phyllidia coelestis 1 Phyllidia ocellata 1/1 Phyllidia varicosa 3 Phyllidiella lizae 2 Phyllidiella pustulosa 2 Phyllodesmium magnum 1/1 Pleurobranchus peronii /1 Pteraeolidia ianthina 1 Sagaminopteron ornatum 1/2 Trinchesia sibogae 5/3

Evie Go Anilao, Batangas

Ashley Missen Great Photo Evie - can you please send the Sighting info to data@nudibase.com so I can start adding your amazing collection of Nudi's - if you need I can email you and excel spreadsheet data loader - Look forward to hearing for you - Cheers and thanks Ash

Ken Thongpila Nice one Evie. I haven't see this guy before. Aniloa eh :-)

Evie Go Thk u Ken Thongpila! My first dive w/ a strobe. One of the few that i got right. :) Yes, amazing Anilao! Lotsa good stuffs! Visit us soon! ^_^

Ken Thongpila Wow! you did very well Evie better than me. I remember when I got first strobe on the first dive, I got no good photos at all. Are you living in Anilao?

Evie Go this was later in d day...see d first few ones... its all dark & green! & a lot blurry w/ back-scatters!

Evie Go Anilao is about 2 hrs roadtrip fr where i live in Manila. U know Zee & Jag right? When u have plans to visit, we'll all go dive together! :)

Ken Thongpila Sound fantastic, we will do that. I am planing to go to there in Apr or May. Yes I know both of them, dived with Zee couple times and saw Jag early this year.

Evie Go Great! We'll have lotsa fun dives! =D

Ken Thongpila Cool, I will start plan my trip soon and I need lots of advice from you too :-)

Evie Go advice? Its u, i'll be looking-up to for tips on UW photography. Super love all ur pics! Fantastic!

Evie Go just let me know when d dates are nearer & we'll plan something... Food trip!!!! ^_^ & whatever else u want to do.

Ken Thongpila Thanks :-) I need advice about Philippines trip plan like Aniloa and .... etc

Evie Go of course! :)

Ken Thongpila Thanks Evie I will do that soon :-)

Gary Cobb Phyllodesmium magnum Rudman, 1991

Evie Go Thx Gary Cobb! ^_^

Gary Cobb You're quite welcome Evie, glad to help!

Ashley Missen I Agree

Gary Cobb Yippee!

Michael Liebetrau Dragon? :-)

Andre Snoopy Montenegro medusa?

Donna Lavoie Yep :)

Jose Miguel Jimenez Adalia Se trata de Phyllodesmium magnum, en Biodiversidadvirtual.org te la identifican :-)

Marlyse Gehrig where pls? :)

Michael Liebetrau Apo Island Philippines

Michael Liebetrau Jose Miguel Jimenez Adalia I think Phyllodesmium briareum :-)

Jose Miguel Jimenez Adalia You have all the bowl is Phyllodesmium briareum. Greetings.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 09 Jun 2013
Giorgio Russo please someone help me with this lovely nudi.. i've been looking on some books but i can't name it..

Thomas Philipp Looks like Phyllodesmium briareum (Bergh, 1896)

Gary Cobb Could you please tell us where it was found and its size? Without this data we can't name it accurately.

Giorgio Russo I've found it in Cambodia, about 10 cm long. depth was between 9 and 11 m. i've been consulting the " indo-pacificnudibranchs and sea slugs " by T. Gosliner, Behrens, Valdes. i might agree with Thomas, but the cerata didn't have bright yellow bits on top. it might also been because of the low light..

Giorgio Russo by the way does anybody suggest me other reliable books?

Gary Cobb This is Phyllodesmium magnum Rudman, 1991 Can't be P. briareum cerata don't have longitudinal brown lines.

Gary Cobb Books go out of date pretty quickly these days. Have tried the Nudibranch ID apps? Always up to date and searchable. See then in iTunes.

Jorina Van Der Westhuizen Great Apps!! http://www.inudibranch.com/

Giorgio Russo thanks Gary, problem is i don't have IPhone! if i have more questins than, i'll contact you again! ;)

Kristin Anderson those look great - are there any plans to put them all in one instead of having to have several apps?

Kristin Anderson Giorgio Russo - I have Nudibranchs of the World by Debelius & Kuiter and it does a pretty good job of getting you in the ballpark. Even if a name has changed, a quick looksee online can mostly find the new info. I also have Neville Coleman's Nudibranchs Encyclopedia. While books will go out of date faster than electronic media, it's quite nice to have a hard copy to flip through for this sort of thing, I think!

Erwin Koehler I agree with Gary Cobb because of its size, 10 cm is too much for P. briareum (IPN writes 3 cm), in P. briareum are the oral tencales usually much shorter. P. briareum has thin lines of minute brown specks on the cerata - zooxanthellae

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 28 Oct 2012
Nadia Chiesi Pls , exactly name ? Thanks !

O Gajo Dos Olivais Hypselodoris.blogspot.com may have the answer... ;)

Nadia Chiesi Thanks Fernando Trindade .. I look ! :-)

João Pedro Silva No it doesn't: my blog only has portuguese species. Nadia, have you tried Nudipixel.net or medslugs.de? I'm not familiar with W Pacific species but I think it's Phyllodesmium magnum.

O Gajo Dos Olivais Oh, ok. I thought that of all the species you have there, some could be present all over the world as well and maybe this was the case :)

João Pedro Silva Species with worldwide distribution are an exception, but there are very few like that.

Nadia Chiesi Thanks for your help .... !! Many thanks .... !! :-))

Orietta Rivolta Could be Phyllodesmium magnum Rudman,1991 A large species characterized by its curved,flattened brown cerata,often with bluish pigment and yellowish apices.Rhinophores relatively short.

Nadia Chiesi Thanks Orietta

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 10 Jun 2012
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Aeolidioidea (Superfamily)
                  Facelinidae (Family)
                    Phyllodesmium (Genus)
                      Phyllodesmium magnum (Species)
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