Siphopteron quadrispinosum, Gosliner, 1989
Cynthia reports periodic blooms of what is believed to be Siphopteron quadrispinosum in the Honokohau Harbor area. Depth sightings range from 20 to 100 ft. Cynthia's photo is great! Wonder what this guy would look like in High Definition Video?
On Bill Rudman's Sea Slug forum , and I quote:
"...Hawaiian animals did not have the orange-red along the margin of the posterior shield but the parapodia had a white margin..."
This description sure fits Cynthia's animal!
Getting a picture like Cynthia's is a real challenge when it comes to super small subjects. Take heart readers, it can be done!
I am SSI/SDI/TDI is a scuba instructor and underwater photographer and have been working full time in Kona for 2 years. Before Kona, I worked part time for a shop in Auburn, California, where I did my certification in 1997 and later did my instructor training in 2000.
I've traveled to Palau, Truk Lagoon and all over the Caribean and did hundreds of dives in Monterey, Mendocino and the Channel Islands.
My present camera system is a Canon 30D in a Ikelite housing with dual DS125 strobes and a 60mm lens.
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Pacific Coast Nudibranchs
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