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Phylliroidae
The family Phylliroidae contains highly specialized, planktonic species--the only Dendronotaceans known to live a holoplanktonic existence. Their bodies are highly flattened and lack cerata while the foot is greatly reduced. They swim by lateral undulation and feed on hydromedusae and larvaceans. Some species are bioluminescent. Two species are known from Hawaii in the genera Cephalopyge and Phylliroe.



Cephalopyge trematoides

Phylliroe bucephala

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