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Nudibranch #2 from Manado, Indonesia


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#1 BrianM

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

Another nudibranch from Manado, Indonesia. It's tiny about 10 to 15mm.

The body is whitish/transparent with brown reticulate markings and stumpy white rhinophores.
I'm not sure if those yellow/cream tubercles are egg sacs or digestive glands with contents its meal.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

Can't find a match. I'll send it to Angel for his opinion.

The yellow-greenish coils are the egg sacs of a parasitic copepod. Look up Ismaila on the Sea Slug Forum for an example - http://www.seaslugfo...et/find/ismaila

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

Thanks Leslie. I thought copepods usually had a pair of eggs sacs closer together and would need a point of entry on the host usually near the gill opening.
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