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Egret Ardeadoris

Ardeadoris egretta

Description:

Amazing white body with striking yellow edges.

Habitat:

Coral reefs

Notes:

I had to enhance the image to bring out the colour because I lack a strobe for the u/w camera. Its not the most colourful Nudibranch, but beautiful in its simplicity. Any further ID most welcome

1 Species ID Suggestions

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago
Egret Ardeadoris
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14 Comments

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Agree with you Laura on the scientific names' importance. Just too many common names existing :-)
And Nick, hope to see more of your nudibranch spottings :-)

NickCook
NickCook 8 years ago

Thanks Laura, I have added the photo to the missions you suggested and will look into the Global Reef Monitoring soon :)

Viju Janardhanan
Viju Janardhanan 8 years ago

superb spotting!!!

Viju Janardhanan
Viju Janardhanan 8 years ago

Beautiful!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 8 years ago

Also, Eric, I think this is a good example of why scientific names are so important, common names can be so variable! I think egret ardaedoris makes more sense, since it's coloured like an egret!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 8 years ago

Thanks for changing the category and updating your ID, Nick! To add a photo to the mission, all you need to do is join it (if you haven't already), then click on "Edit this spotting" at the top-right of this spotting, and scroll to the part of the edit page that says "Is it for a mission?". Then you just choose from the drop down menu! You can add a spotting to up to 5 missions currently. There's a Global Coral Reef Monitoring mission too, which accepts spottings from coral reefs from all over the world, you should check that out too!

KakyoinNoriaki
KakyoinNoriaki 8 years ago

SPECTACULAR¡¡¡¡

NickCook
NickCook 8 years ago

Laura, how do I add the photo to the missions?

NickCook
NickCook 8 years ago

Thank you all very much for the info. I have changed its category and added the ID. Would love to add this to the missions, and will look into that later.

Thanks again :)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Hi LauraMaria. No need to delete. The more the merrier. At least more of the same suggestions indicate accuracy of the ID suggestions. Never knew it was also called Heron Ardeadoris. Got the Egret name from Neville Coleman. And Nick, yes agree with you and Laura on its beautiful simplicity. Always loved seeing one of these :-)

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 8 years ago

Ah, Eric beat me to the ID, so I'll delete my suggestion! :D But do consider joining the missions!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 8 years ago

Hi Nick, this gorgeous nudi is called a heron ardeadoris, I will suggest the ID for you with the scientific name and some info. I agree that the simplicity makes them stunning! You've categorised this as a fish, but nudibranchs are actually molluscs, so this belongs in Project Noah's "Other" category, could you change this for us? Thanks so much! You might be interested in adding this to two missions, one for Nudibranchs http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7791... and another for Molluscs http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1214... Great spotting :)

bhargav.py
bhargav.py 8 years ago

awesome!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Very cool !

NickCook
Spotted by
NickCook

Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

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