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Nudibranch

Miamira alleni

Description:

Miamira alleni is a large sized Nudibranch, this one is around 8 cm in size. They are quite rare to find and a popular subject of many underwater macro photographers. Their colours and shapes makes them looks like Corals, which can makes them quite difficult to spot. This one was seen laying eggs, its the blue coloured ribbons.



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13 Comments

Karan Raghwa
Karan Raghwa 5 months ago

Congratulations..

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 months ago

Thank you, @ornithoptera80 :)

ornithoptera80
ornithoptera80 5 months ago

AMAZING!! spotting AlbertKang,Congratulations on the SOTW

Tukup
Tukup 5 months ago

Beautiful spotting Albert. Congratulations on the SOTW.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 months ago

Thanks, @Antonio for another SOTW.

Thanks too, @triggsturner, @Gaia80 and @DrNamgyal :)

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 months ago

Congrats on you SOTW Albert. Well deserved.

Congratulations Albert, your Nudibranch
Miamira alleni, has been voted Project Noah’s Spotting of the Week,by the Ranger team!

A nudibranch, miamira alleni, has been voted Project Noah’s Spotting of the week! This nudibranch was photographed by AlbertKang off the coast of Batangas, Philippines. Miamira alleni is actually considered a marine mollusk, but it has no shell. This particular species ranges throughout southeast Asia in shallow coral reefs. Nudibranches are noted for their stunning and vibrant colors.

This nudibranch was photographed laying eggs, the blue-coloured gelatinous spiral ribbons towards the bottom. Nudibranches have both sets of reproductive organs, but still require fertilization. The number of eggs deposited can be anywhere from 1-2 to 25 million.

In terms of their ecology, nudibranches are carnivores and feed primarily on sponges.

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Gaia80
Gaia80 5 months ago

Congrats Albert :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 months ago

Congrats and best wishes Albert!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 months ago

Thanks, @Leuba and @Neil for your kind words and appreciation :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 months ago

Such a cool spotting, Albert. Nudibranch are the most amazing creatures. Love those eggs.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 months ago

What a wonderful specimen - looks like a coral with blue ribbons of eggs ! Thanks for sharing Albert.

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.67, Long: 120.85

Spotted on May 20, 2019
Submitted on Jul 19, 2019

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