Phyllodesmium longicirrum is the largest known Phyllodesmium species. As they have symbiotic zooxanthellae (photosynthetic organisms, which contain chlorophyll) they were given the nickname ‘Solar-powered Phyllodesmium’ or ‘Solar-powered Nudibranch’. They derive much of their nutritional needs from their symbiotic zooxanthellae, but they also feed on soft corals like Sarcophyton sp..
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meaningful way for divers and underwater photographers.
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