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#1 bella

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:51 AM

I found this nudi at around 12m (35 ft) depth on the island of Sangeang, Indonesia at the divesite Hot Rocks. Its size is probably around 2 to 5 cm long. I'm thinking it's likely a Phestilla. In this small area of reef I found at least 10 individuals, but most of them were tightly clustered together feeding and/or laying eggs on their hard coral host. I haven't found it in any ID books that I've had available and I can't find it on Seaslugforum (which is inactive anyway) any ideas? if an ID can be made of the hard coral from these images, that would be handy too. :)

Two different shots of individuals:

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A closer shot of one of the clusters:

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Eggs:

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:51 AM

Amazing camouflage
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:23 AM

It's definitely a Phestilla; perhaps Phestilla sp. 2 in Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Here is a similar one:
Phestilla sp.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:55 AM

I didn't see that one (it's really impressive), but I had trouble with this one (I had to resort to labelling it as a "fractal" nudibranch!), also from Sangeang in September:

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There are some more that gave me trouble in Damsels, dragons and drift dives...

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:50 PM

Glossodoris cincta. They vary a lot, but the turquoise band nails it.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 02:29 AM

Very, very cool Julie
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#7 bella

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:57 AM

Very, very cool Julie



Thanks Tony. We missed you on this trip. :)
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