Thecacera sp. 2. (undescribed)
Sometimes I just want ask myself what the good Lord was smoking when he created certain species. This is definitely one that fits that category.
Absolutely amazing, I don't know many artists that could have dreamt this color scheme up. This undescribed Thecacera is definitely a candidate for one of the most flamboyant. I nominate it due to its delicate orange stripes on the body and extra-rhinophoral appendages, and the spectacular purple rhinophores.
First discovered in the Philippines , Christiane's observation adds nicely to the geographic range of this species, which feeds on the branched bryozoan seen in her photos. Nice find.
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