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Spanish Dancer Nudibranch

Hexabranchus sanguineus


Hexabranchus sanguineus literally means "blood-colored six-gills". It is a dorid nudibranch, a very large and colorful sea slug. The amazing thing about this nudibranch is that it both crawls and swims. I was able to see this one swimming during a night dive. It definitely reminded me of a spanish flamenco dancer.


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Siquijor, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 25, 2014
Submitted on May 27, 2015

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