Thordisa albomacula

Image courtesy of David Cowdery
Photo taken at Anilao, Batangas, Philippines
March 2018
Nikon D800 with DS160 substrobes

Thordisa albomacula Chan & Gosliner, 2007

The notal surface of the reddish-brown dorid is composed of low interconnected ridges, some of which are white. Some specimens have a linear white patch of pigment anterior to the gill. David's specimen also has a hitchhiking amphipod. Pretty cool.

Not much is known about this species so keep your eyes open and let us know what you learn.

Another nice find Dave!

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Aug., 2018
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David Cowdery

Dave Cowdery is a retired bio-medical Engineer and is the inventor of the Alumina/Titanium hermetic feedthrough (1970) for implantable bionics and the first to introduce a Titanium casing. This invention created the first bionic implant (pacemaker) with a service life that could be measured in years rather than months and is the basis for todays huge multi billion dollar bionic industry.

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From left to right, Terry Gosliner, Angel Valdes, Dave Behrens La Jolla, Calif.

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