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Girdled Glossodoris.

Exposed gills to the left,

horns on the right.

Girdled Glossodoris.

Gloomy Tambja.

Gloomy Tambja.

Sky Blue Phylilidia.

Swollen Phyllidia.

Ocellated Phyllidia.

Ocellated Phyllidia.

Not Nudibranchs, tiny

Cowries on soft coral.

Dark Margin Glossodoris.

Dark Margin Glossodoris.

Halgerta Like Taringa.

Colorful Hypselodoris.

Beautiful Hypselodoris.

Hypselodoris tryoni.

Hypselodoris tryoni, prior

to mating.

Goniobranchus

hintuanensis.

Aeolid Dragon, Godiva

species.

Flabellina bilas.

Flabellina bilas.

Bumpy Mexichromis.

Mexichromis variant.

Mexichromis, laying

ribbon like eggs.

Mexichromis, laying

ribbon like eggs.

Melibe. These actively

hunt small shrimp in the

sand.

Melibe, about five inches.

Note the upturned head.

Melibe, the head is

upturned and has a net

like formation to capture

small prey.

Melibe. Now the head is

down while it checks for

something that may have

been caught.

Melibe, this one has more

of a textured appearance.

Melibe.

Donut Nudibranch,

feeding on stinging

hydroids.

Donut Nudibranch, size

of a dime.

Donut Nudibranch.

Donut Nudibranch, eggs

to the right.

Red Lined Jorunna.

Three inches.

Red Lined Jorunna.

Discodoris. Big, two and

a half inches.

Discodoris.

Discodoris.

Discodoris. This one was

slightly bigger.

Discodoris.

Phyllidiopsis cardinalis.

Phyllidiopsis cardinalis.

Halgerda willeyi.

Halgerda willeyi.

Halgerda willeyi.

Halgerda willeyi.

Cuthona species.

Goniobranchus

aureopurpureus. This

came from Christiane.

Not something that just

rolls off my memory

bank. I had no idea.

Pale Polycera.

Thecacera species.

Thecacera species.

Bullock's Hypselodoris.

Bullock's Hypselodoris.

Eubranchus species.

Phyllodesmium, feeding

on hydroids.

Phyllodesmium.

Phyllodesmium.

Ornate Seaslug.

Sheep Leaf Seaslugs.

Matchead size.

Sheep Leaf Seaslugs. 

Sheep Leaf Seaslug. They

"graze".

Sheep Leaf Seaslug.

Sheep Leaf Seaslugs,

variation.

Sheep Leaf Seaslugs,

variation.

Orange Aeolid:

Noumeaella species. Two

of them on Orange

sponge.

Orange Aeolid.

Favorinus Tsuruganus.

Tiny, quarter inch.

There's at least two of

them and they are laying

eggs.

Favorinus Tsuruganus.

Laying eggs, small Aeolid

to the right.

Villa Markisa, Tulamben Bali, 2018.

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Nudibranchs are colorful and often poisonous members of the mollusc family. They

mostly feed on soft corals and stinging hydroids, thus picking up the toxic chemicals

that make them an unpleasant meal. They usually have exposed feathery breathing

gills at the back (nudibranch means naked gill) and horn like rhinophores at the

front. Slow moving but annoyingly difficut to photograph.

The Tulamben area is renowned for its variety of nudibranch species. Villa Markisa

mounts Nudibranch and Seaslug educational courses, taught by experts (of which I

am not one).

A couple of weeks before we arrived,  some hard core nudibranch experts were there

for two weeks, diving four times a day and identified over four hundred different

kinds. We didn't do as well but were very pleased with the great variety we did get.

Also, all of ours were actually visible to the eye, not miniscule sand grain size.

Although a few of them toward the end of this gallery were not exactly monsters.

Many thanks to Christiane Waldrich at Villa Markisa for providing correct

identification of these. Christiane has probably seen more nudibranchs than we have

had hot meals. When we were Tulamben in 2012 she was the "fixer upper" for myself

and others on nudibranch identifications.

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