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Dragon Nudibranch

Bornella anguilla

Description:

Dragons do exist, in the world of Nudibranch. This small Nudibranch, around 3 cm in length looks like a 'Chinese Dragon'. Body is white in colour with mosaic patterns of yellow, orange and black. This Nudibranch also has eyes, the tiny black spot below the Rhinopores. They are also a swimming Nudibranch by arching their body sideways, they can swim for short distances. This is one of my favourite Nudibranch from Malapascua and each trip I go there, will make a point to look for them. It is always found at a shallow part of Gato Island, usually less than 5 meters depth, among its food souce; hydroids. In this occasion, I was able to capture the Nudibranch swimming.

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11 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 6 years ago

Thanks, @Mark :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Love that second shot.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 7 years ago

Thanks, @Ashley for the nomination :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years 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 7 years ago

Thank you, @triggsturner for your kind words and support :)

triggsturner
triggsturner 7 years ago

Oh wow! Albert ths is stunning. Incredible looking creature. Thank you so much for sharing this!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 7 years ago

Thank you, @Polilla for your kind words and support :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 7 years ago

Thanks, @GCDruenn, @JaniekevanDijk and @Leuba :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

This is special ! Thanks Albert.

JaniekevanDijk
JaniekevanDijk 7 years ago

wow, stunning colors!

Druenn
Druenn 7 years ago

-Nice..!
=]

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 28, 2017
Submitted on May 22, 2017

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