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Nudibranch Lovers

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

  1. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Halgerda stricklandi

    Pteraeolidia semperi

    Phyllidia ocellata
     
  2. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Possibly Hypselodoris pulchella

    Caloria indica
     
  3. Bert van den Berg

    Bert van den Berg Solo Diver

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    Thank you for sharing! Those are some of the most amazing nudi photos I've seen. Great photos from an obvious great photographer.
     
  4. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    Glaucus Atlanticus
    I found this guy washed up on the beach flats after the recent wild weather. Although not an underwater photo I still thought some members may be interested.

    This pelagic Nudibranch swims upside down on the surface, has a penis the size of its whole body, eats blue bottles (Portuguese man o war) and can deliver a sting of its own if touched!
    This one was found on the Sunshine Coast QLD Australia D7614B5F-0180-4ED1-B364-C1059A2F7320.jpeg
     
  5. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    How large was this specimen ?
     
  6. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Last Friday I was entertained by this Caloria militaris at a dive site we call "3 Cars" off the east coast of UAE near Kalba.

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  7. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    This critter was around 20mm long
     
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  8. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

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    (been a very long time since I've posted here) Beach dive today in Hollywood. Buddy a nudi hunter.. Oh, that's how to hunt them.! Saw so many different kinds...
     
  9. stepfen

    stepfen Barracuda

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    Tethys fimbria - by far the strangest and largest nudi I've seen and photographed:

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    Although the whole point of this dive was to look for nudies, I couldn't believe this was a nudie. In fact I had no clue whatsoever what this could have been until I posted it online for ID.

    Souda Bay, Chania, Greece. Depth 30m on sandy/muddy bottom, 21oC, length of ~30cm.
     
  10. peterak

    peterak Nassau Grouper

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    A few from Hawaii. All but the Halgerda were taken this spring and summer while snorkeling at Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island.

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    Dendrodoris krusensternii

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    Chromodoris vibrata, a Hawaiian endemic

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    Thorunna kahuna, the Kahuna nudi, another endemic

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    Free-swimming Halgerda terramtuentis, endemic

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    This is either a Caloria indica or an un-named Caloria species. The authoritative seaslugsofhawaii.com says that C. indica usually has orange-tipped rhinophores and lacks the reddish blotches on the sides seen in this specimen, but it's unclear if this just constitutes two color forms of indica or this is a different species.
     

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