Noumeaella isa

Image courtesy of Dr. Ruben Sarkissian
Nikon D800e in SeaCam housing, dual Sea & Sea D1 Strobes, Macro Mate on 105
Kasawari-Lembeh Resort, Lembeh,Indonesia, Dive Guide-Detmon

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Noumeaella isa Ev. Marcus & E. Marcus, 1970

What a spectacular little aeolid. The papillate rhinophores are our first clue it is a Noumeaella. The fine white lines and specks give this species an almost festive appearance. Unlike the specimen shown in Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification. on page 367, this specimen has yellow on the tips of the rhinophores and head tentacles. Note that the cerata curve inward, individually.

Nice find Ruben.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
June, 2016
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in the Banda Sea

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