Caloria sp.

Image courtesy of Phil Woodhead
Milne Bay, PNG

Photo courtesy of Phil Woodhead

Caloria sp. (undescribed)

Well Phil has come across another critter that appears to be new to us. Obviously a Caloria, it is very similar to Caloria sp. 4 in Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification page 362. Both animals have an orange body with opaque white rhinophores and head and oral tentacles. The differences are Phil's specimen lacks the opaque white line on the head, and the cerata have a granular bluish-purple core.

Wish we had more info about this critter. Keep your eyes open, and let us know what you see.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Dec., 2016
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WEBMASTER'S NOTES: Phil's reputation as an underwater photographer preceeded him when we first met a couple of years ago at Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Philippines. Am hoping we will see more of Phil's images on the Site. As a note of encouragement, why not drop Phil a line? In the meantime, you may want to check out Phil's Wet Image Website !

Phil Woodhead on location in the Philippines

Phil has been diving for just over 30 years and taking underwater images for most of those. Born in England and now living in Cairns/Australia for the 20 years which has made the Great Barrier Reef, PNG, Indonesia, and the Philippines accessible.

Favourite Nudibranch spots are Anilao diving with Club 'O', and Milne Bay diving with MV Chertan

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