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Phyllaplysia lafonti

P. Fischer, 1872


Shane Siers Last night's editing session: the sea hare Phyllaplysia lafonti. I filmed this lovely little herbivore at Piti Channel, Guam, at night in about 4 m of water. (S)he's about 25 mm long. More at: http://www.macronesia.net/blog/2013/9/14/sea-hare-phyllaplysia-lafonti Tech Notes: Canon 5DMkII, 100mm +10, f22-32, ISO800, 1/50s, 25p, dual LEDs

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 14 Sep 2013
Shane Siers Last night's editing session: the sea hare Phyllaplysia lafonti. I filmed this lovely little herbivore at Piti Channel, Guam, at night in about 4 m of water. (S)he's about 25 mm long. More at: http://www.macronesia.net/blog/2013/9/14/sea-hare-phyllaplysia-lafonti Tech Notes: Canon 5DMkII, 100mm +10, f22-32, ISO800, 1/50s, 25p, dual LEDs

Eric Fly Great find. What dive site?

Shane Siers Take a wild guess, Eric...last tunnel...

Eric Fly Piti Channel representing again! Nice.

Shane Siers Oh, man, I've got sooo much from there.

Gavin Bushell Stunning

Shane Siers Last night's editing session: the sea hare Phyllaplysia lafonti. I filmed this lovely little herbivore at Piti Channel, Guam, at night in about 4 m of water. (S)he's about 25 mm long. More at: http://www.macronesia.net/blog/2013/9/14/sea-hare-phyllaplysia-lafonti Tech Notes: Canon 5DMkII, 100mm +10, f22-32, ISO800, 1/50s, 25p, dual LEDs

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 14 Sep 2013
Shane Siers Last night's editing session: the sea hare Phyllaplysia lafonti. I filmed this lovely little herbivore at Piti Channel, Guam, at night in about 4 m of water. (S)he's about 25 mm long. More at: http://www.macronesia.net/blog/2013/9/14/sea-hare-phyllaplysia-lafonti Tech Notes: Canon 5DMkII, 100mm +10, f22-32, ISO800, 1/50s, 25p, dual LEDs

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 14 Sep 2013
Shane Siers Last night's editing session: the sea hare Phyllaplysia lafonti. I filmed this lovely little herbivore at Piti Channel, Guam, at night in about 4 m of water. (S)he's about 25 mm long. More at: http://www.macronesia.net/blog/2013/9/14/sea-hare-phyllaplysia-lafonti Tech Notes: Canon 5DMkII, 100mm +10, f22-32, ISO800, 1/50s, 25p, dual LEDs

Ron Silver Thanx, Shane

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 14 Sep 2013
Shane Siers Any help ID-ing this sea hare? Probably Petalifera. I sure miss SSF.

Jeff Rosenfeld Resembles Petalifera lafonti in Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.

João Pedro Silva Shane Siers, don't forget to say "where" (depth is nice but I really mean country and ocean) as we don't all dive and look for slugs in the same places.

Shane Siers Sorry, João, forgot to do that. Piti Channel, Guam, 5m on rubble in sandy channel. Thanks, Jeff.

João Pedro Silva Or Phyllaplysia. Do you have more photos?

Shane Siers You're right, João, I'm going with Phyllaplysia cf. lafonti for now. This was a quick screen grab from a video, not sure when I'll get to grabbing more.

João Pedro Silva Tomorrow? :)

Shane Siers :) Too busy, going back there tonight! Hoping to find it again, and it looks like we might have a massive Stylocheilus longicauda bloom brewing. Here's a link to a photo gallery from my buddy, there are more photos there: http://timrock.photoshelter.com/gallery/Guam-Macro-Sea-Life-1-2013/G0000cYCA0BMaccE/

Gary Cobb This is a green colour form of Phyllaplysia lafonti known for its two opaque white lines on its head.

Shane Siers Thanks, Gary.

Gary Cobb You're quite welcome

Dirk Vermeiren Wow ;-)

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Anaspidea (Order)
            Aplysioidea (Superfamily)
              Aplysiidae (Family)
                Phyllaplysia (Genus)
                  Phyllaplysia lafonti (Species)
Associated Species