Goniodoridella sp.

Image courtesy of
Jim Black
Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

Goniodoridella sp. (undescribed)

Jim has captured a great shot of our Goniodoridella sp. 6 in Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs, page 128. This species has a very quadrangular white body with very large triangular extrabranchial appendages. The rhinophores are smooth and dark with white specks. The body is covered with green to brown pigment depending on the specimens. There is yellow pigment along the notal ridge and down the tail.

This species has been observed feeding on compound tunicates in Madagascar and the Philippines.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Aug., 2014
Send Dave email at davidwbehrens@gmail.com

Jim on location at Anilao, Philippines, May 2013

Jim Black is retired from US Airways after 27 years as a pilot..., flying Captain on an Airbus 330 Internationally.

Diving since 1970...with over 7000 dives logged. Shoots Nikon D-300 in Subal Housing with Ikelite strobes. Macro Mate on 105mm for supermacro.

Jim's photography has been featured in a number of books and publications including Helmut Debelius' Nudibranchs and Sea Snails of Gosliner, Behrens and Williams Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific. A photo of Jim petting a shark in "Sleeping Shark Caves" off Isla Mujeres Island, Mexico, taken by Amy Foster his significant other, recently appeared in Dave Behrens' Diving Guide to Cozumel, Cancun & The Riviera Maja.

Jim has been a solid supporter of the Slug Site since day one. His countless contributions put him near the top of the list of photographers who have greatly expanded our knowledge of sea slugs. There are a lot of kids in the formative stage of their education who are getting their first introduction to our sea slug friends via the great photographs Jim and other contributors have made to the site. My hat is off to Jim for making this presentation possible!

A recent note from Eli Amador regarding Jim:

"...Am passing along a presentation that Jim did on The Passage in Raja Ampat, a real favorite of mine, having been to it three times and hated to leave each time, never long enough. It is really isolated, primitive, tropical and marine, land and ocean at their intimate best from my view. The diving is easy and pleasant, turning into a nasty whirl at a moment's notice. Anybody who has been in it would return in a flash, but it is hard to get to in terms of time, money and nuisance travel. Jimblack's is a neat thumb sketch of it, thank you Jim Black..."

For Jim's presentation, go to birdsheadseascape.com

Send Jim email at jim.black14@verizon.net

From left to right, Terry Gosliner, Angel Valdes, Dave Behrens La Jolla, Calif.

Send Dave email at davidwbehrens@gmail.com

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