Nudibranch from UAE

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Postby Searcaigh » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:44 am

Found dozens of this species at Khorfakkan, east coast of UAE on a site we call cemetery which is a haven for nudibranchs.

Depth 15M, water temp 23C, average size 5mm

Not managed to find a specific ID yet, already sent to NudiPixel and to Nathalie Yonow.

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Postby Kevin Lee » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:51 pm

Hi Gorden. Thanks for sharing your photo. After conferring with David Behrens, he mentioned that Carole Harris sent in a foto of this nudibranch some years ago. Since no specimens have been collected, the genus could not be determined. However, Dave believes it may be a Cadlina.
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Postby Searcaigh » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:13 am

Hi Kevin,

I have 3 specimens in my fridge at the moment awaiting shipment to Nathalie Yonow at Swansea University.

Nathalie believes this to be Diaphorodoris sp

Plenty of them when I dived yesterday to collect the samples.

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Postby Kevin Lee » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:10 pm

Hi Gordon,
Thanks for the update. Do give us an update when/if Nathalie works out the ID.
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Postby Searcaigh » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:51 am

Will do Kevin,

Nathalie is quite busy at the moment so it may take a few months I guess, in the meantime here are another couple of shots.

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Maximum size appears to be 5mm, gonna have to force myself to use my 105 + MacroMate on the next dives ....... I just love the versatility of the 60 though.

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