June 17, 2001
From: Fredy J. Brauchli
Once again I spent some time in the Visayas region and I'm happy because I found some sea slugs never seen before. One of them I cannot identify. Can you help me? This nudibranch I've seen on the west coast of Cebu Island (Philippines). Attached the image.
Thanks very much and kind regards from Switzerland
email@example.comBrauchli, F.J., 2001 (Jun 17) Unidentified Sea Slug. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4526
I think this is not a nudibranch but rather a Sea Anemone with its feeding tentacles partly retracted. One other animal that came to mind was a benthic ctenophore but I don't think so.
I'm afraid that sometimes it is a bit hard to identify an animal from a single photo, especially when they are not sitting in a 'typical' pose. I don't know of a sea anemone with this colour pattern but I cna't think what else it could be. Perhaps someone will recognise it.