Jump to content
rizumi

Extremely unusual nudibranch from Philippines

Recommended Posts

post-3437-1136920772_thumb.jpgHere's one for those who like a challenge; I found it in Anilao, Philippines,

in April of 2005. A detail of one of the rhinophores is included, which gives

me a fair idea of what family it might be from, though I can't ID it as a

species.

 

Ray Izumi

http://www.chateaugris.com

 

post-3437-1136920772_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right, I'd decided it is Dendronotus, and was hoping to find

a reference for the species. Apparently it's so rare that it

doesn't even have an "unofficial" status.

 

Of course, many nudies (like the Xenia mimics) were once

considered rare but are now frequently found. This one may

just be extremely difficult to spot, or may be rare, or both.

 

They do tend to be found near coralline algae, which divers

tend to ignore. And they're rather small, about 20 mm or less.

 

Ray

 

>Have a look at Dendronotus sp? on the Sea Slug Forum

>http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet.cfm?base=dendron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not a nudi-phile but is this the same chap?

 

Taken near the Liberty Wreck in Bali. This one was on black sand, as you can see - although was on the move.

 

Alex

post-713-1137097662_thumb.jpg

post-713-1137097677_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure looks like it Alex.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sponsors

Advertisements



×
×
  • Create New...