August 11, 2002
From: Jim Anderson
Attached is an image of an animal I am unable to ID. Can you please advise?
Size: 50mm approx
Depth: 15 metres
Temp: 27 deg C
Dive Site: Hairball, Lembeh Strait, NE Sulawesi, Indonesia.
While turning over half coconut shells on the bottom (and finding eggs of flamboyant cuttlefish under every one) I turned over what was a whole coconut with this creature clinging to the underside and until I came along, buried in the sand. Unfortunately we didn't have time to see if it burrowed back in again - another disadvantage of diving with a group; your expected to keep up with the pack!
JAnder4454@aol.comAnderson, J., 2002 (Aug 11) Dendrodoris guttata from NE Sulawesi. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/7703
This is Dendrodoris guttata. Quite a few species of Dendrodoris tend to tolerate muddy, silty, places. I doubt if they actually burrow in the sediment, but they will certainly squeeze under objects that are partially embedded,
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