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#1 escape

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:25 PM

Can anyone ID this nudibranch? it looks like flatworm but has very small rhinophores & gills. size about half cm, found at Manado (img captured from footage).

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

Can anyone ID this nudibranch? it looks like flatworm but has very small rhinophores & gills. size about half cm, found at Manado (img captured from footage).



I think if I saw that on a dive I'd be thinking "I wonder what slug laid that egg mass" :drink:

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PS- is there a link to the footage?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:37 AM

I think if I saw that on a dive I'd be thinking "I wonder what slug laid that egg mass" :drink:

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PS- is there a link to the footage?


I just got back from trip. I'll post footage soon.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

[vimeohd]39123566[/vimeohd]

I just upload video clip from Manado trip.
This nudi (or worm) on 06:05.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

separate footage.

[flickrvideo]6870525366[/flickrvideo]

#6 Leslie

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

My first response was the same as Jim's but it's a flatworm. Many of them have that type of tentacles. The white streak in the middle of the body is the stomach and the 2 white spots at the end of the stomach are internal reproductive organs. The movement is very characteristic for a flattie.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:49 PM

Leslie, could this be a Leptoplanid?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

That's one possibility. Callioplanidae and Planoceridae are 2 more families that have dorsal tentacles and very thin, transparent & cryptically patterned bodies. I don't really know flatworms & just picture key them like most people so I'm not willing to go past "flatworm" as an id.
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