November 29, 2005
From: Mirta Moraitis
From Indonesia I live now in the Maldives and few days ago during a night dive in the lagoon we found a big Nudibranch swimming (15 cm). It is the first time that I see a Spanish Dancer like this. I think is a Spanish Dancer but I'm not sure because of the color.
Locality: Velavaru Island Resort, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Depth: 2 mt. Length: 15 cm. 26 November 2005. sandy. Photographer: Mirta Moraitis
Sorry for the very bad picture.
Thank you very much for your help
email@example.comMoraitis, M., 2005 (Nov 29) Brown 'Spanish Dancer' in Maldives. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15383
Not all large swimming dorids are Hexabranchus. This is Sebadoris nubilosa. It's quite a coincidence you finding it recently, as it is only a few days since we had our first message [#15293] about this species. It can grow quite large, can swim by flapping its mantle skirt, and can also break off much of the mantle skirt when disturbed [see autotomy page]. It looks like a species of Discodoris but the soft pointed papillae all over the mantle are quite characteristic.
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