Mike Bryant's Dive Trips, Photo Galleries

Flabellina.

Magnificent

Chromodoris.

Diana's Chromodoris.

Willan's Chromodoris.

Flat Worm (no exposed

gills).

Flat Worm (no exposed

gills).

Gloomy Tambja.

Beautiful Hypselodoris.

Hypselodoris.

Colorful Hypselodoris.

Geometric Chromodoris.

Geometric Chromodoris.

Sky Blue Phyllidia.

Bumpy Paradoris.

Swollen Phylidia.

Ocellated Phylidia.

Reticulate Chromodoris.

Halgerta Like Taringa.

Halgerta Like Taringa.

Phyllodesmium. Feed on

soft corals but also

"grow" algae in skin as a

sunlight fed food source.

Aeolid--Dragon

Nudibranch.

Aeolid--Dragon

Nudibranch.

Nembrotha.

Nembrotha.

Melibe. Big, six inches.

Almost totally

transparent.

Melibe.

Melibe. Note the head and

neck.

Green Melibe, has algae

growing on it.

Green Melibe, has algae

growing on it.

Chamberlains

Nembrotha.

Chamberlains

Nembrotha.

Chamberlains

Nembrotha. Can really

see the gills here.

Anilao, Philippines 2017. Nudibranchs.

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Nudibranchs are members of the mollusk family. There are over 2,300 valid species in

the Pacific. Most have exposed, feathery gills and they usually have striking colors

that act as a warning to predators. They aren't fast but as a defense they often absorb

toxins from their food that makes them poisonous.  There's a great variety in the

Philippines including the weird and wonderful Melibe, a large transparent creature

with lobes and a head that has a neck. Unlike most nudibranchs that "graze" this one

lunges at small fish and shrimp, using its extendable head to cover and trap prey.

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