Cerberilla asamusiensis

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Pier Dive, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

Cerberilla asamusiensis Baba, 1940

Originally described from Asamusi, Japan, it has now been observed in Indonesia as well. You need good eyes to see this 9 mm sandy bottom critter. It is white with brown pigment on the dorsum matching the bottom substrate. The cerata are yellow, the largest with brown tips. Some specimens have blue on the oral tentacles. It also has a conspicuously large eye spot. You can tell it can't wait to have actual vision. I'll bet we'll see this one at the MarchNudibranch Workshops in Anilao, Philippines.

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Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Oct. 2015
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