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Firetip Nudibranch

Trinchesia sibogae

Description:

Also referred to as Cuthona sibogae in some circles. This aeolid nudibranch has yellow-and-purple-tipped cerata, the rest of which is the same lighter hue as its dorsum. The slender, tapering rhinophores are also a deep shade of purple. The oral tentacles are more violet in color.

Notes:

Spotted this beauty inside a cave (off the southern coast of Big Ligid Island, Samal, Philippines) at a depth of 18m. It was on a hydroid, apparently feeding. It measured about 3cm long.


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6 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 6 years ago

@ceherzog -- Trinchesia and Flabelllina nudibranchs seem to really like hydroids. ;)

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

I've never seen one in situ but I really, really want to...this is a beauty!

Blogie
Blogie 6 years ago

Thanks, Patty!

patty
patty 6 years ago

Lovely spotting and series Blogie =)

Blogie
Blogie 6 years ago

Dank je wel, AnnvanWijgerden! :)

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

Wow wow wow! Supremely beautiful!!!

Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Lat: 7.16, Long: 125.78

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012

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