Chelidonura alexisi
Photo courtesy of Terry Gosliner
Puerto Galera, Philippines
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This live Chelidonura alexisi nudibranch found at Puerto Galera surprised curator Terry Gosliner, who had based a species description on analysis of a deceased specimen. The living animal provided a wealth of new information -- what the nudibranch looks like, how it lays eggs, and how it varies within its species -- for the pending study. Dr. Gosliner submitted new details two weeks before the study's publication.

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