Eubranchus sp.

Photo was taken at Seraya Secrets, Villa Markisa, Bali, Indonesia
Size: 10 mm
Photo courtesy of Christiane Waldrich
Copyright 2010

Eubranchus sp. (undescribed)

Here's another surprise from this summer's Bali workshops. And again, another species not included in Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Darn. Oh well, we'll just have to do a second edition, if this keeps up.

Until we get a look at the internal anatomy, we are calling this delight an undescribed Eubranchus , mostly due to the irregularly inflated cerata. Its rhinophores, foot corners and head tentacles are tipped in brown, while the tips of the somewhat phallic cerata are orange. A white core is clearly visible. Hidden here, an orange line is found on the edge of the foot.

This is a pretty good size beast for Bali, measuring about 10 mm in length. The hydroid it is found on is one of the stinging species.

It's not too early to plan to attend one of our two - 10-day live aboard workshops next year, which will take us slugging in Komodo and Alor. See a brief description, below. You can contact Christiane or me with questions.

Click here to download a*.pdf file of 2011 workshops!

Dave Behrens
Gig Harbor, Washington
Aug., 2010

Kevin Lee, Dave Behrens, and Christiane Waldrich relaxing after a hard day of slug hunting at Villa Markisa!

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