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Nudibranch

Diversidoris crocea

Description:

Small sized Nudibranch; 1 is around 1.5 cm and another around 2 cm. 1 was laying its ribbons of eggs on the coral rubbles. This Diversidoris crocea Nudibranch is mostly almost yellow in colour with whitish margins on the mantle,



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6 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a month ago

Thanks, @Daniele for this SOTD :)

Thanks too, @Mark and @triggsturner for your kind words and support :)

triggsturner
triggsturner a month ago

Well deserved sotd Albert.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Congrats Albert. Such photogenic creatures.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a month ago

Congratulations Albert, this amazing nudi is our Spotting of the Day:

"Spotting of the Day! This rather extraordinary image shows a nudibranch (Diversidoris crocea, family Chromodorididae) lay a ribbon of eggs on coral. Nudibranchs (from the Latin nudus, naked, and the Greek βρανχια, brankhia, gills) are a group of marine gastropod molluscs that only possess a shell at the larval stage. The head region of nudibranch shows a pair of sensory tentacles called rhinophores, while the feathered structures at the back are the gills. Diversidoris crocea is small (less than 2 inches in length), with a yellow-to-green body and a pale mantle margin. Originally described in 1986 as Noumea crocea".

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AlbertKang
AlbertKang a month ago

Thanks, @triggsturner :)

triggsturner
triggsturner a month ago

Wow Albert. These are stunning!

Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Lat: 11.45, Long: 124.02

Spotted on Dec 8, 2018
Submitted on Dec 8, 2018

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