Image courtesy of Jerry Allen
Anilao, Batangas, Philippines
Miamira sinuata(van Hasselt, 1824))
Like most of the species in the Ceratosoma - Miamira genera, this is a highly variable species as noted by the photos presented here.
The body is greyish to greenish with yellow, white and blue spots. The gill and rhinophores are green with white specks. The body is covered with low tubercles. These tubercles contain concentrations of defensive mantel glands.
This is a sponge feeding species which feeds on Dysidea, and curiously sometimes together with the cephalaspideans, Sagaminopteron ornatum and S. nigropunctatum, in 5-30 meters of water throughout the Indo-Pacific.
Sammamish, WA 98074
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May 2023 - Nudibranch Festival
MAY 10-20, 2023
Citizen Science Nudibranch Workshop with special guests Dr. Terry Gosliner, senior curator of invertebrate zoology and geology from the California Academy of Sciences and Jim Anerson, well known Webmaster of Nudibranch.org. Diving and learning wrapped into one complete workshop. Join us as we attempt to break records searching for new species of Nudibranchs and sea slugs. Learn natural history of Nudibranchs, photo coaching and plan to have fun.
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