September 2, 2006
From: Lucy Bullard
Not a great photo I know, but wondered if you might be able to help with an ID on the attached photo. The nudibranch was found in about 30ft of water and measured approx 3/4 inch. The photo was taken without a flash but the light was pretty good.
Locality: Grace Bay, 30ft, Turks & Caicos Islands, Atlantic, 29 August 2006, Spur & Groove reef with mini wall. Length: 3/4 inch. Photographer: Lucy Bullard
Any suggestions appreciated - I did find a single one of the purple-ring nudibranchs here a couple of years ago in the same area, but this doesn't look like anything in the book.
firstname.lastname@example.orgBullard, L., 2006 (Sep 2) Turks & Caicos Nudibranch - Flabellina hamanni. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17713
As you say, the photo is not great. The only detail I can be sure of is the thin purplish ring on each ceras with a bluish colour below and a yellowish above. My guess is that this is Flabellina hamanni. We don't know much about that species as yet, but it has been found at the Turks & Caicos Islands
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