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Nudibranch Lovers

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by Tjack, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. chris_the_brit

    chris_the_brit Angel Fish

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    Found a couple of Spanish Shawls mating last week off Santa Cruz Island in SoCal. Quite an unusual sight...
    IMG_7691.jpg
     
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  2. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

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    a little quiet for some time, here are some nudies from a new trip to Bali


    44743916711_655298101b_c.jpg Nudi Secret Bay-8181288.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    29807209287_d0418ebb74_c.jpg Nudie nusa Penida-8190007.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    Not sure what they are doing. Mating?

    29807193037_a74b6a736c_c.jpg Rysbecia tryoni and - nusa Penida-8190056.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    43790813475_6a24130335_c.jpg Nudi Menjangan-8160764.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    44632852892_ccd7f4b460_c.jpg Chromodoris leopardus Seraya-8292692.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    30811587478_b5065c21de_c.jpg Nudi Seraya-8292722.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    44550130982_e4a5b28fd1_c.jpg Risbecia Trioni and emperor shrimps Seraya-8292567.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    30707487838_9511d792cb_c.jpg Nudie Melasti-8292643.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    29639531947_d5ac30e212_c.jpg Nudie Melasti-8282314.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    30707483228_b48cab05e7_c.jpg Doughnut Nudie Melasti-8282250.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    42709929940_18ba90395b_c.jpg R. Trioni and emperor shrimp Seraya-8292571.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr
     
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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Wisnu, awesome! I'm in love with the first one. I have never seen one like that before!
     
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  4. chris_the_brit

    chris_the_brit Angel Fish

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    @Wisnu - great pictures. I love the first one too - do you have an ID for it?
     
  5. bmorescuba

    bmorescuba Divemaster

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    @Wisnu - great shots! The first one is a pleurobranch, a.k.a sidegill slug. This is probably Pleurobranchus forskalii, which can be this color or a maroon-type color. Great captures with the emperor shrimp!
     
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  6. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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  7. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

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    thanks all,
    we saw few in secret bay - size approx. 1 cm
    agree with Max, I think it's Pleurobranchus mamillatus,

    i'm more interested on the pic no. 3 - not sure what they are doing; look like mating, but they are different species, on the right is Rsbecia tryoni.and Hypselodoris pulchella on the left
    Several time I saw these nudies are trailing - but first time i found on that position

     
  8. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

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    few more, still from Bali

    31164895638_17e1233d0e_c.jpg Nudie Melasti-8282353.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    31164615288_fb7de8ba4b_c.jpg Nudibranch -- Melasti-8282211.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    31164613038_097ffedb7e_c.jpg Doto Doughnut Nudibranch Melasti-8282192.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr
     
  9. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    Flabellina Rubrolineata
    Mooloolah River Qld Australia 28C5006F-924D-4F37-AEA7-AED50F3C7670.jpeg
     
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  10. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    Nudibranchs have their reproductive organs on their left side. To mate, they have to be facing opposite directions. These two were just eating side by side.
     
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