Unknown Nudi

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Postby U.W.E » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:16 am

Hi,
I would like to ask for some help to identify this beautiful Nudi.
I've found it in indonesian water. Size is about the nail of a finger.

Many thanks
Uwe
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Have fun watching (-;
Uwe Schmolke (from Germany)
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Postby Kevin Lee » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:16 am

Uwe, thanks for posting your slug. David Behrens is diving in Indonesia at the moment and I am about to begin diving from tomorrow here in the Arctic (Svalbard). Thus, without my references, I'm guessing that your animal is a type of Bornella. Cheers, Kevin
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Postby U.W.E » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:59 am

Hello,
I've received an identification note.
It's most likely Dendronotus regius.

Many thanks
Uwe
You might find some of my recently published images in here:
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/946085
Have fun watching (-;
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Postby Kevin Lee » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:00 am

Hi Uwe, I have returned from the Arctic.
I concur with your ID. As Pola states, on the Nudipixel site, "Since there are no gills associated with the bases of the cerata, it cannot be a species of Bornella." The related link is here:
http://www.nudipixel.net/species/dendronotus_regius/
Another link is here:
http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/dendron
The slug is also described as Dendronotus sp.2, on page 323 in "Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs", by Gosliner, Behrens & Valdes.
Good show.

Cheers,
Kevin Lee
 


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