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Flabellina Nudibranch

Flabellina exoptata


Flabellina exoptata is characterised by the brilliant colour pattern and the bright orange papillate rhinophores. Flabellina exoptata, which can be translated as the much-desired flabellina or desirable flabellina. Pic#2 is of different sighting, found laying ribbons of eggs.


This species has recently been described from many localities in the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific.

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AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Larry .

@Karen, you can also see them in Indonesia and Malaysia and probably other tropical countries. There are lots of variety of them in different sizes and some as small as 1-2 mm.

Thanks, @Vinny and yes, the life underwater can be so much different from land.

Thanks again, @Gilma :)

@Ashley, yes definitely for the flying frogs and pitcher plant frogs. But also for some cool snakes. We can dive in Sipadan, world famous dive destination and then do Tawau too, that's Chun's backyard ;). And in Tawau, hopefully can show you something that I discovered earlier this year that is new to science and will be described soon ;)

Congratulations on the SOTD, well deserved Albert.

Vinny 5 years ago

Amazing how alien life on earth can be!

KarenSaxton 5 years ago

Makes me want to come to the phillipines

AshleyT 5 years ago

I will be taking you up on that one day, Albert! And it will be Malaysia because of pitcher plant frogs and flying tree frogs :)

LarryGraziano 5 years ago

Congrats on your lovely spotting of the day Albert!

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, Ashley for this this honour and your kind words.
I will be very happy to show you the marine life when you come to dive in Philippines or Malaysia or even other places ;)

Thanks, too @Leana. Hope to go Spotting with you in the near future.

Thanks a lot, @sunnyjosef, @Daniele, @Gilma and @Antonio for your kind words and encouragement :)

AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats on another Spotting of the Day, Albert! You constantly give us a glimpse at an underwater world many will never get to experience, and that is priceless!



Unreal Albert :-) gorgeous collours,nudibranches are awesome,congrats and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Wonderful nudibranch Albert!

AshleyT 5 years ago

You always see the coolest things! Such a pretty critter

sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Lovely spotting...

Very nice spotting Albert!

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Leuba & @DrNamgyalT.Sherpa :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Great psychadelic colours!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Another beauty !

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Mark and you are welcome :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Amazing creature... thanks Albert.

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @venusflytrap2000 :)

CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Fabulous images, albert!

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 11, 2013
Submitted on Aug 2, 2015

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