March 26, 2002
From: Erwin Koehler
I'm back from my recent trip to the Philppines with a lot of doubtful seaslugs (for me, of corse). Here is the first one from Malapascua Island, divesite "Japanese ship wreck", nightdive. Size 4cm, depth 6m, 22.Feb. 2002.
One interesting observation: I didn't find a single specimen of Nembrotha chamberlaini. On my other trips there were at least 2 or 3 at each dive.
Erwin@medslugs.deKoehler, E., 2002 (Mar 26) Bulla ampulla from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6541
This is Bulla ampulla, which is the common big Bulla in the tropical Indo-West Pacific. Concerning not being able to rely on Nembrotha chamberlaini to turn up for your visit. Nudibranchs are notoriously unreliable. I guess when both and your food have a risky planktonic larval stage, there must always be quite a bit of luck involved in finding your food when you need it.
Look forward to some more mysteries from your trip,
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