Anne and I made these our special interest during the cruise, we kept our eyes open for them and saw a few most dives, but the majority of these pictures were taken during one great dive at Puerto Galera on Sinandigan wall. Anne says she saw another 50 beyond what I filmed, there was such a profusion of species to see and good conditions for using the video. The dive was at 20m to 6m in no current.
More Extensive Nudibranch page
|A Chromodoris , but I can't find this colour pattern in the books, so don't know a species for it|
|Three chromodoris bullocki , with the nearer two mating, being hermaphodites each is male and female and they exchange genetic material through tubes from their right sides. These were at crocodile island near Borocay.|
|A Glossodoris nudibranch- very frilly. Most nudobranchs eat particular sponges or ascidians that are characteristic of their species, can't see if this one is easting anything identifying.|
|These are the eggs of Nudibranchs, not sure which type as they don't stay around to look after them.|
|Pauline spotted this one first, one of three on the sand on the bottom of Sabang Bay in just 8m of water. The book says it is a Chelidonura varians, The broad flap above the head is thought to help them burow in sand. We saw it on the dive when the camera did not work so I had to go back an hour later but all the subjects had waited for me !|
|This is of Nembrotha genus without doubt but what species ? - no idea. Nembrotha nudibranchs cannot fully retract the gill structure, it always waves around like a tree|
|Another Nembrotha at Sinandigan, maybe N.kubaryana |
There is another group of Nudibranchs with long tassles all along their bodies, we saw a few but never got a good picture - a reason to go back for more <G>
|A Phyllidia genus, these ones have the gills hidden along the sides under the edges so not visible.|
| <---- Probably Phyllidia varicosa |
Can't tell you much about these two below, not even sure where I saw them.
|But I know this Chromodoris Kunei was just off Borocay|