Chromodoris annulata from the Red Sea

October 4, 2007
From: Kamal El Tawil


Dear Bill,

This Chromodoris annulata was crawling along the reef wall. It "twisted and distorted" ( in reference to your reply to my message # 20787 ) its body to move from one part of the reef to another. Thanks to your comment, I find that such twists and distortions add value to the pictures and I hope also to the Forum.

Locality: Abington reef, , 10-12 metres, Sudan, Red Sea, 14 April 2007, Reef wall. Length: 40 mms. Photographer: Kamal El Tawil.

Kindest regards,
Kamal el Tawil
www.coralworld.net

kamal@coralworld.net

El Tawil, K., 2007 (Oct 4) Chromodoris annulata from the Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20849

Dear Kamal,
Thanks for these photos. I agree with your comments about twists and distortions adding value - it allows you to see things in photos which you can only usually see in the living animal - in this case the damage to the front of the mantle and the bright purple on the underside of the anterior mantle.

In my earlier comment I was referring to a time when cameras needed expensive slide film and I had to limit the number of photos I could take - so if I had to decide between a good 'normal' shot -and  a natural distorted shot, the normal shot usually one the day.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Oct 4). Comment on Chromodoris annulata from the Red Sea by Kamal El Tawil. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20849

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