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#1 bella

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 12:12 PM

I found this teeny tiny nudi one night at the end of a dive at about 20 feet deep. I believe it measured at around 1/4 inch. I sent to Bill (Sea Slug Forum) but he's on holiday for a few days. Can anyone else help identify it?
It was off Cane Bay, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

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Note: the "blurry" area on the lower part of the image are feathery type yellowish/cream rhinopores.
-julie edwards

#2 Leslie

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 07:50 AM

If Bill's off for a while you should send it to our mollusc curator, Angel Valdes <avaldes@nhm.org>. His speciality is nudibranchs, Caribbean ones in particular.
Cheers, Leslie

#3 lindai

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 04:24 PM

I am pretty sure this is a Trapania dalva - here is the link on the Sea Slug Forum to it:
http://www.seaslugfo...m?base=trapdalv
Take a look at the shots on the forum ....

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