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Nudibranch #1 from Manado, Indonesia


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#1 BrianM

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

Here's a couple of shots of a nudibranch from Manado, Indonesia.

It's seems familiar to me, but I can't figure out what species or even genus this is.

There seems to be a golden patch on the notum just in front of the cerata. Maybe that patch is a caruncle (like in Janolus) or maybe it's actually the rhinophores, because the white tentacles with black markings seem more like oral tentacles than rhinophores.
Lastly, I've attached a large cropped photo of the head. Any ideas as to species?


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

You're looking in the wrong place. Try Saccoglossa, Limapontiidae. Ercolania? Stiliger? Costasiella?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

Thanks Leslie. It does seem similar to Ercolania or Stiliger, but I haven't found a match yet.
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