Image courtesy of Christiane Waldrich
Seraya Slopes, Bali, Indonesia
Members of the genus Cerberilla could really use a close look at genetically, as there are several presumed new species that share many external characteristics. Christiane's critter here shares characters with Cerberilla affinis, Cerberilla sp. 1 in NSSI 2nd edition.
The head tentacles and mask are similar to Cerberilla affinis, while the yellow and black band on the cerata are similar to Cerberilla sp. 1 (seen below). In that same guideCerberilla annulata and Cerberilla sp 3 share many characters. So what do you think? Are all there guys variations, or are they distinct species? To be honest with you I'm not sure.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Christiane Waldrich and the staff at Villa Markisa Dive Resort in Bali for the very productive time I had during my recent seven day stay at the resort!
This was my first outing in two years so you can imagine the thoughts going thru my mind as to whether my body and camera equipment were up to the challenge! Thanks again to the staff support at Villa Markisa and especially my guide Budi, I was able to video a remarkable number of subjects in my two dive a day routine for the seven days.
I am preparing a trip video of the trip which will be posted in short time centering on my trip to Bali
I highly recommend Villa Markisa to all you nudiphiles, but be prepared for the super macro opportunities. Many of these subjects were in the 10mm or below range!
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