Nembrotha kubaryana

Image courtesy of Gordon Tillen
Crystal Blue House Reef, Anilao, Philippines
Nembrotha kubaryana Bergh, 1877

Gordon's photo here is a juvenile of the quite variable species, Nembrotha kubaryana. The green lines and the orange pigment on the rhinophores, rhinophoral sheath, gill, and the low notal tubercles give it away. Other color variations can be seen on page 122 in NSSI.

This wide-spread Indo-Pacific species feeds upon colonial and solitary tunicates such as Clavelina moluccensis and Sigillina significa.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Sept, 2017
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Gordon on location at Anilao

Gordon Tillen is a retired American businessman living in the Philippines since 2008. He has logged over 3000 dives across the Coral Triangle and the Caribbean. His current equipment is a Canon 5D MKIII with YS-D1 strobes and Sea & Sea housing. Currently resides in Sibulan, Negros Oriental, PH.

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