Critters were all taken at Anilao,Mabini,Batangas Philippines using Canon Powershot G10 with standard water proof case (WP-DC28). Copyright 2012 All Rights reserved.
Latest Critters 2012 from Anilao.
MMIC NUDIBRANCH (Phyllodesmium rudmani)
Also known as xenia mimic nudibranch
Phyllodesmium rudmani is a species of sea slug, an aolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Facelinidae.
The specific name rudmani is in honor of malacologist William B. Rudman.
One of the best nudibranch under the sea. The distribution of Phyllodesmium rudmani includes North Sulawesi, Indonesia and Luzon, the Philippines, The length of the slug is less than 45 mm, Its cerata are similar to (mimicry) closed polyps of soft coral of the genus Xenia.
Video footage was taken at Anilao,Batangas Philippines by Dennis Corpuz using canon Powershot G10.
Phyllodesmium jakobsenae is a species of sea slug, an aolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family of Facelinidae. The specific name jakobsenae is in honor of diver and donator of marine slugs research Mrs. Wera Jakobsen.
Is consider as one of the best nudibranch for its unique ability to mimic againts the xena soft corals, this critter is quite impossible to find by yourself specially if you don't have basic information of the habitat and attitude of this critter. They may be very active at night and will definitely hide under rocks or corals during daytime, here in Anilao there should be couple of places that you can spot it however, you need a local guide that has the ability of finding it.
This Nudibranch is very common in Anilao,Mabini Batangas Philippines. It naturally lives on a xenia soft coral. Hence, it is also called xenia mimic soft coral nudibranch, aside from that it exactly and perfectly camouflage against the soft coral they also collect food to it's host.
MIMIC NUDIBRANCH (Marionia sp.)
Marionia is a genus of sea slug s, specifically dendronotid nudibranch s, marine gastropod mollusc s in the family Tritoniidae
Phyllodesmium briareum (MIMIC NUDI)
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