NudiBranch mating ....

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Postby amrala » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:02 am

i found these 2 Nudi's on 98ft doing .....huuummmmmmmmm :lol:

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Postby Kevin Lee » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:57 am

Hi Amr, Nice behavioral capture! Beauties. These are from Saudi waters? Sorry my ID skills on these Phyllidiella or Phyllidiopsis is nil. I don't see rhinophores on the critters but we can be sure that they are positioned right side to right side in the mating position of all sea slugs. In rare instances, two similar but different species attempt to mate, ref:

http://www.diverkevin.com/Asia-Diving/R ... 8843_YCvMm

However, it is thought that progeny do not issue, or if they do they are infertile, much like mules (from a horse and donkey).

Cheers and all best wishes for the New Year!

Kevin
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Postby amrala » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:54 am

thanks Kevin,
yeah its from Saudi water :) i have another pict taken also for Nudibranch mating but its not good colors i had no time to change my settings as i was running low on NDL , and ur right they will be on their right side when they start the process :lol: ,Nudibranch are one of my favourite subjects

Happy new year in advance :)
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Postby northwestdiverdan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:55 pm

I caught these two Spanish Shawls in the act at San Miguel Island in the Channel Islands. You can see that each of them have male and female organelles. :oops:

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