Thecacera from Bali

December 31, 2004
From: Ian Dunsmore

Note added 13 November 2008: This is a dark form of Thecacera picta. See message #22026.

Dear Bill,
These photos were taken in May 2004 in Seraya Bay, north Bali. I am assuming this is a relative of  Thecacera sp. 2 on the Forum but have not come across many photos of this critter.

Locality: Seraya Bay, north Bali, Indonesia
Depth: 12-15m. Length: 20mm. 20 May 2004
Black sandy volcanic slope, shore dive.
Photographer: Ian Dunsmore

Hope these are of interest.
Best wishes,
Ian.

scubajock@moylan-diving.com

Dunsmore, I., 2004 (Dec 31) Thecacera from Bali. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12845

Dear Ian,
Thanks for this. If it weren't for the gills you can see in two of your photos I would have had my doubts about it being a nudibranch. I agree that it looks as though it is a Thecacera, but it is not a species I am familiar with.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2004 (Dec 31). Comment on Thecacera from Bali by Ian Dunsmore. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/12845

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