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Chromodoris cf. strigata
A dorid nudibranch with a dark orange marginal band, rhinophores and gills. There is a white submarginal band, and black and yellow longitudinal lines on the dorsum. The foot displays the same color pattern. The gills also have white lines. This species may still be undescribed, but it displays the features of C. strigata (because of the translucent black blotches) and C. colemani (because of the orange bands).
Spotted this beautiful, vibrantly colorful nudibranch in about 7m of water at the Coral Gardens dive site, Talikud Island. In the video, you'll see it bobbing its head -- that's because it was struggling against a strong surge.
Spotted on Sep 16, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012
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