Thorunna sp. 1

Image courtesy of Michael Miller
Seraya Secrets, Bali, Indonesia
Est. size 5-8mm
Still Frame from Sony HC-3 Camcorder and two (2) Sola 1200 video lights

Thorunna sp. 1 Undescribed
Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs

Isn't this a spectacular creation? Wow. It is a bit of a challenge to ID, having similarities to Thorunna florens (Courtesy of Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum}, Pectinodoris aurora and Hypselodoris maculosa with those opaque white specks and purple margin. We separate it due to the two broad longitudinal bands of pink on the notum. It's sighting here in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia broadens its original limited occurrence in the Marshall Islands. I would even speculate that the grey sponge it is crawling on here is its prey sponge.

Keep your eyes open, and send us a specimen.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Feb., 2013
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