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Can anyone ID this nudibranch? it looks like flatworm but has very small rhinophores & gills. size about half cm, found at Manado (img captured from footage).

 

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Can anyone ID this nudibranch? it looks like flatworm but has very small rhinophores & gills. size about half cm, found at Manado (img captured from footage).

 

 

I think if I saw that on a dive I'd be thinking "I wonder what slug laid that egg mass" :drink:

 

Cheers,

Jim.

 

PS- is there a link to the footage?

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I think if I saw that on a dive I'd be thinking "I wonder what slug laid that egg mass" :drink:

 

Cheers,

Jim.

 

PS- is there a link to the footage?

 

I just got back from trip. I'll post footage soon.

Thanks,

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[vimeohd]39123566[/vimeohd]

 

I just upload video clip from Manado trip.

This nudi (or worm) on 06:05.

 

Thanks,

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separate footage.

 

[flickrvideo]6870525366[/flickrvideo]

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My first response was the same as Jim's but it's a flatworm. Many of them have that type of tentacles. The white streak in the middle of the body is the stomach and the 2 white spots at the end of the stomach are internal reproductive organs. The movement is very characteristic for a flattie.

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Leslie, could this be a Leptoplanid?

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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That's one possibility. Callioplanidae and Planoceridae are 2 more families that have dorsal tentacles and very thin, transparent & cryptically patterned bodies. I don't really know flatworms & just picture key them like most people so I'm not willing to go past "flatworm" as an id.

Cheerios, L

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