Nudibranch ID from Indonesia
Posted 29 December 2003 - 08:55 PM
Posted 30 December 2003 - 01:35 AM
Posted 30 December 2003 - 02:32 AM
I could be wrong of course.
Posted 30 December 2003 - 07:34 AM
Posted 30 December 2003 - 11:43 AM
I think it is a Chromodoris Sp. The Debelius states that there are a lot of different kinds of Chromodoris Sp. in South-East-Asia, a lot of them undescribed.
Maybe we should call it "Chromodoris Chengi"
Posted 30 December 2003 - 01:27 PM
I think David's right, I checked both Coleman and Debelius, and also two Japanese nudie guides, it matches best HYPSELODORIS PURPUREOMACULOSA, it has the same patched pattern on the back, the orange fringe, and the orange-coloured gill, none of the Chromodoris species comes close to this pattern
Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:59 AM
Most of the photos online show rather muted colors. But the markings do seem to match...?
Photo Source: Sub Aqua Pictures, Fredy J. Brauchli
Posted 31 December 2003 - 04:48 PM
It is a little harder when you have no clue to the ID, as the search engine isn't good for descriptions. But I generally use the books to get a potential ID, then go to the forum for a lot more details.
Hope this helps people who are interested in sea slugs (nudibranchs).