Goniobranchus albonares

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

Goniobranchus albonares (Rudman, 1990)

Members of the genus Goniobranchus are distinct from other chromodorid genera in that their egg coil is laid on edge, not flat against the substrate.

This species is opaque white with an orange-red marginal band. The perfoliate rhinophores are large compared to other species, and the rachis has a white edge on each lamellae. This is where the name "ablo = white; nares = nostril, comes from, since we know that the rhinophores are smell or chemical sensing organs. The gill is similarly colored.

This species lives throughout the Western Pacific Ocean and reaches about 15 mm in length.

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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.

David is a Divemaster with over 5,500 dives experience and is based near Byron Bay in Australia. David is also a keen competitive road bicycle rider covering over 400 km most weeks. Photographic equipment used Nikon D800 camera with DS160 substrobes.

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