Jump to content


Member Since 22 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 03:36 PM

#382591 Flabellina sp?

Posted by jrosenf on 25 March 2017 - 08:04 AM

I'm pretty sure this is Favorinus sp.


There are several places that describe it as Favorinus sp. 2


(even though this page says sp.1, he identifies it earlier as sp.2). The "Nudibranch & Sea Slug ID Indo Pacific" book describes sp.2 as -


15mm, Orange Red with orange lines on the oral tentacles; cerrata brown with conspicuous lamellae and black apices; cerata orange with white subapical rings and purple tips....

Keep in mind that the species numbers for undescribed species have no scientific significance. XXX sp. 2 simply means that for the given resource (book, website, etc.), the author had one undescribed XXX listed previously. The numbers simply differentiate the given species from other undescribed species of the same genus.

For example, my Hypselodoris sp. 2 found here is the same as what Erwin Kohler calls Hypselodoris sp. 9 here and what is called Hypselodoris sp. 23 in Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification -- Indo-Pacific. They're all the same species and can simply be referred to as Hypselodoris sp. when identifying a new photo.


As for the photo above, it is indeed Favorinus sp.

#382584 One more from Anilao

Posted by jrosenf on 24 March 2017 - 08:25 PM

This is actually an anemone, Alicia sp. See a similar specimen here.

#367616 Help identifying a fish from Anilao, Philippines

Posted by jrosenf on 27 November 2015 - 08:04 PM

You guys were definitely on the right track. After doing some additional research, I was able to figure it out.


It's a Longfin Waspfish (Apistus carinatus). Here's a link to a very similar specimen - http://www.poppe-ima...&photoid=947474.


Thanks for your assistance!

#367509 Help identifying a fish from Anilao, Philippines

Posted by jrosenf on 25 November 2015 - 07:17 PM

I'd appreciate help identifying a fish I photographed on a recent trip to Anilao. It was rather small, in the neighborhood of 2 inches or so, and was found at a depth of about 30 ft. on a night dive. 




#329129 Strobe position

Posted by jrosenf on 04 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

I read it along the lines of what Kevin Lee (a master of macro lighting) talks about here and elaborates further at the bottom of this article.

#328827 Rare Nudibranch Video - Kalinga Ornata

Posted by jrosenf on 29 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

Your footage of it eating the brittle star is terrific!  A good place to view additional photos is at Nudipixel and you can find details about the species at Slug Site.