Chromodoris magnifica was first described in 1832 by Quoy and Gaimard and was not recorded
again until the 1980's. It is found from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is closely
related to two other species with similar color patterns: Chromodoris kuiteri, from Australia and Chromodoris
africana, from the western Indian Ocean. It has an undescribed flatworm which mimics its color pattern.
As a new feature to the Slug Site, a different nudibranch will be selected on a weekly basis for enchanced display.
The above information courtesy of:
Dr. Terry Gosliner
California Academy of Sciences
Send Terry mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you interested in the photographic background information of the images, the following may be of interest!
Camera System: Tussey T-300 underwater housing with FM-2/Nikon 60mm lens.
Strobe: Ikelite Ai
Film: Fuji Velvia
Site: Batangas, Luzon, Philippines
Photo Editing: PhotoStyler 2.0 on 486 DX-2 33 mhz/ 64 megs RAM
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