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#1 Luko

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:57 PM

Hello, would you pls help me identifying that critter taken in Tulamben/Bali area not more than 2cm /1 inch I would say.

the image was cropped 30%, taken at relatively shallow depth some 10-12m on th eend of the dive. I couldn't even figure whether it was the back or the head of that thingy... I believe it should a kind of nudibranch, Melibe or Marionia or am I completely wrong?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:33 AM

I thought that they might be Eubranchus type. There were a couple of different types like this around. I think that the head is at the other end of your photo.

 

Eubranchus spp. are common in European waters, but less so in the tropics.

 

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#3 Luko

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 04:15 AM

Thanks for directing me on the right trails, Alex!

I found it : Eubranchus Virginalis is its name.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 04:43 AM

Thank you in return. I wasn't aware of the species name. Alex


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