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Nudibranch #2 from Manado, Indonesia

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Another nudibranch from Manado, Indonesia. It's tiny about 10 to 15mm.

 

The body is whitish/transparent with brown reticulate markings and stumpy white rhinophores.

I'm not sure if those yellow/cream tubercles are egg sacs or digestive glands with contents its meal.

 

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Can't find a match. I'll send it to Angel for his opinion.

 

The yellow-greenish coils are the egg sacs of a parasitic copepod. Look up Ismaila on the Sea Slug Forum for an example - http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/ismaila

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Thanks Leslie. I thought copepods usually had a pair of eggs sacs closer together and would need a point of entry on the host usually near the gill opening.

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