Baeolidia moebii Bergh, 1888
|shows an animal that has
lost the dark pigment derived from zooxanthellae ingested/retained in
the branches of its digestive gland (perhaps, due to starvation,
senescence, disease...?). It probably lacked blue pigment and had some
orange sheen before fading.
Photo: Shera Chee Mercer: Pupukea, Oahu; Sept. 3, 2021.
faded, no orange sheen
|shows a faded animal that lacked orange sheen
Photo: Rebecca Bicker: Maalaea Bay, Maui; Oct. 22, 2020.