Polycerca sp. 6

Image courtesy of Nuswanto Lobbu
Ambon Bay, Maluku, Indonesia

Polycera sp. 6 (undescribed)

Well this is a pretty nifty one. Newly discovered it is shown on page 113 of the just released Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification, Indo-Pacific . This Polycera is greenish-brown with a complex pattern of black spots, thin white lines and opaque white pustules. It differs slightly from other members of the genus in that its velar tentacles and extrabranchial processes are short, almost non-existent.

We don't know much about it other than it is from the western Pacific and feeds on bryozoans. I'll bet we'll see this one at the MarchNudibranch Workshops in Anilao, Philippines.

Great find Nus!

The Indo-Pacific book is now available at New World Publications for $60 + shipping!

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Oct. 2015
Send Dave email at davidwbehrens@gmail.com

Nuswanto Lobbu (Nus) on location

Nuswanto Lobbu, known as Nus is native to Indonesian, he was born and raised on the Small Island of Talaud, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Nus was among a very privileged few who began their under water adventure under the supervision and training of the late and great Larry Smith, one of the pioneers of diving, in Kungkungan Bay Resort, Lembeh Strait.

Nus continued to work his way up as professional dive guide in Lembeh, then moved to Phuket, Thailand, where he worked as cruise manager on Aqua One Liveaboard before returning to Lembeh in 2004. On his return Nus helped build and manage Kasawari Lembeh Resort for 7 years.

Nus is now currently part of management team of Maluku Divers Resort, in Ambon, Maluku.

Throughout his career Nus has met and worked with many professional underwater photographers, marine biologists and scientists, through this he has became knowledgeable about what diving and the underwater world is all about.

When not on dry land managing Maluku Divers Resort and assisting with dive and travel logistics for trips around indonesia, Nus still finds time to dive and after many years of guiding for professional photographers Nus now takes great pleasure in taking his own photos.

To reach Nus :

Email : nusdive@gmail.com
Mobile no : +62811434821
Photography website: www.nusdive.com
Maluku Divers website : www.divingmaluku.com

Send Nus email at nusdive@gmail.com

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