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Dondice banyulensis

Portmann & Sandmeier, 1960


Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth: 32

Ilse Merz very nice!

Marco Paravella Thanks Ilse Merz

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the likes

Yutaka Takizawa Very nice shot....(^。^)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 01 Nov 2013
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth -32

Yutaka Takizawa Very nice shot....(^。^)

Craig Dietrich Just AWESOME!

Marco Paravella Thanks Yutaka Takizawa

Marco Paravella Thanks Craig Dietrich

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 25 Sep 2013
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth: 32

John Paul Connor Belle

Marco Paravella Merci John Paul Connor, ciao

Roberto Gruzza Grande Marco!!!!!!

Marco Paravella Grazie a te Roberto Gruzza, ciao

Giorgio Cavallaro http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/05/uwp-marco-paravella.html

Marco Paravella Grazie Giorgio Cavallaro.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 01 Nov 2013
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth -32

Yutaka Takizawa Very nice shot.....(^。^)

Marco Paravella Thanks very much for your comment Yutaka Takizawa

Message posted on UWphotographers on 25 Sep 2013
Walter Bassi Med.sea Dondice banyulensis ISO 200 f/16 1/160

Philippe Velghe Looks like a mammoth, nice :-)

Scubashooters Dot Net Fantastic!!!!! :)

Walter Bassi Thanks Philippe Velghe and Scubashooters Dot Net

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot(^o^)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 31 Mar 2013
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Dondice banyulensis Cabo Tiñoso Murcia Spain Nikon D200 Sigma 105 whit Kenko 1,4 Inon Z240x2 F32 1/60

Iris Dielhenn very beautiful!

Scubashooters Dot Net Awesome!

Luca Anesa FANTASTICA !

Robert Schmidt great shot!

Fabio Ciorba (y)

Ella B. Lubitz Terrific Work'sof Art...

Stefano Scortegagna splendida

Cindy Alford TOTALY Awsome foto.....

Marilyn Holland Glad someone else is still old school with a D200

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 07 Feb 2013
Arie Vreugdenhil Dondice banyulensis 10-15mm large animal 17 m, september 2010 L Estartit, Las Isles Medes, Tascons, Spain

Jose Maria Abad Ortega La Herradura 1998 Dondice banyulensis Motormarine II EX Strobe Sea Sea YS60 F22 1/100FILM FUJI PROVIA 100 ASA

Scubashooters Dot Net Greaaat! :) Thanks Jose, nice shot! :) and quite old I see! :)

Ilse Merz beautiful!

Guillermo D. Iglesias Impresionante Pepe, muchas gracias por compartirla!!!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 08 Jan 2013
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth: 32

Marco Paravella Grazie Giorgetta Massimo Max

Marco Paravella Grazie Raffaele Livornese

Marco Paravella Grazie Stefano Scortegagna

Stefano Scortegagna 󾍇figurati... Molto bella sta foto

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 01 Nov 2013
Valter Carrus Dondice banyulensis relitto Asia (Civitavecchia) 30mm macro sony ne5n

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 27 Oct 2013
Quique Faure Dondice banyulensis

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 08 Oct 2013
Manuel Martínez Chacón Mi "pokemon de fuego"... Dondice banyulensis

Victor Sanchez Los hay de mutantes! Un rojo intenso y bonito.

João Pedro Silva Normalmente, ficam com cores mais intensas à medida que crescem. As primeiras vezes que fotografei juvenis cheguei a pensar tratar-se de outra espécie! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/7551403450/

João Pedro Silva Mesmo num animal intermédio, nota-se que as cores do corpo ainda são pálidas. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/9614843745/

Manuel Martínez Chacón Yo los he visto de distintas tonalidades... unos más rojos y otros más claros. Con los Janolus pasa lo mismo.

João Pedro Silva Sim, alguns mais laranja também encontramos aqui. Mas parece haver uma correlação entre a cor do corpo e o tamanho.

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 28 Sep 2013
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth -32

Marco Paravella Grazie Tullio Foti, ciao

Yutaka Takizawa Very nice shot....(^。^)

Marco Paravella Thanks Yutaka Takizawa

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 25 Sep 2013
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth: 32

Marco Paravella Thanks for the likes

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 01 Nov 2013
Walter Bassi Med.sea Dondice banyulensis

Brian Sellick Wow, that's incredible.

Walter Bassi thanks Brian Sellick

Brian Sellick What camera do you use?

Sven Kahlbrock Very Nice one

Walter Bassi Thanks Sven Kahlbrock

Walter Bassi Brian Sellick....Olympus Epl-1,60 macro,two flash Sea&Sea(110 alpha and ys 02)

Brian Sellick Thanks.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 24 Mar 2013
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Dondice banyulensis Cabo Tiñoso Murcia Spain Nikon D200 Sigma 105 whit Kenko 1,4 Inon Z240x2 F32 1/60

Massimo Max Giorgetta II very nice portrait!

Noriyuki Otani You caught a great shape.

Salvatore Ianniello It looks like a Mammut is beautiful

Emmanuelle Camallonga excellent!

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 07 Feb 2013
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth -32

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 25 Sep 2013
Raffaele Livornese Dondice banyulensis Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm, F/20, 1/250 sec, Iso 100, 2x Inon Z240 Antignano, Italy

Jack de Vries wow very nice

Ken Thongpila Great shot Raffaele.. I love it :-) Looked simple but not as I always forget and burn the white part.... Nice work...

Nadia Chiesi ... this image ... at Antignano ?!?!? Woww !!

Raffaele Livornese Thanks very much, guys and ladies... :-)) Yes, Nadia, the shot was taken at Antignano, I have some friends there with I dive together some times...

Mark Farrer Wow fantastic colors

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 18 Jan 2012
Alessandro Chiavacci Pippo Antignano Livorno DONDICE BANYULENSIS canon 500D 60mm Macro f22 1/125 strobe ys 110 alpha sea e sea

Ken Thongpila Beautiful Nudi and great shot. Looked like strong current?? and also Matting?

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 28 Oct 2011
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Dondice banyulensis Cabo Tiñoso Murcia Spain Nikon D200 Sigma 105 whit Kenko 1,4 Inon Z240x2 F32 1/60

Deolinda Costa Superb!!

Irena Maria Bradel Super!

Marco Paravella nice

Message posted on UWphotographers on 07 Feb 2013
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Dondice banyulensis Cabo Tiñoso Murcia Spain Nikon D200 Sigma 105 whit Kenko 1,4 Inon Z240x2 F32 1/60

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 07 Feb 2013
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Dive "Isola"-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2x Sea&Sea 110-Nikkor 105-f 18 1/320 iso 100

Ernst Andres beautiful

Marco Paravella Thanks Ernst Andres, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the comments, bye

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 23 Nov 2012
Marco Paravella Dondice banyulensis-Dive "Isola" Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-Nikon D7000 in Subal- Nikkor 105-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f22 1/250

Marco Paravella Thanks very much all for the comments, bye

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 03 Nov 2012
Marco Paravella Dondice banyulensis-dive:Isola-loc.Calafuria (Livorno-Italy)-Nikkon D7000 in Subal-Nikkor 105-2xsea&sea 110-f 18 1/320 iso 100

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the comments

Valter Carrus Bellissima

Marco Paravella Grazie Valter Carrus, bye

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 19 Oct 2012
Marco Paravella Dondice banyulensis-Dive "Isola" Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-Nikon D7000 in Subal- Nikkor 105-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f22 1/250

Ilse Merz beautiful1

Marco Paravella Thanks Ilse Merz, bye

Marco Paravella Thank you all for the appreciation, bye

Message posted on UWphotographers on 03 Nov 2012
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "della Grotta"-f22-1/250 iso 100-Nikon D7000-Subal case-2xsea&sea 110- Nikkor 105

Jose Maria Abad Ortega Great shot Marco. Very very nice!

Marco Paravella Thanks Very much Jose Maria Abad Ortega,bye

Vanessa Béchard Hi Marco, great shot! I'm looking at buying the same configuration as yours actually but cannot see many shots with the D7000 on the net. Are you happy with it and would you be keen to share other shots with me? thanks!

Marco Paravella Hello Vanessa, there are many with the D7000 on Flickr if you find many circles. The D7000 uses also know that the U.S. domestic and Italian. shots will share with you, hello and thanks Vanessa Béchard, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks to all of the comments, bye

Vanessa Béchard Hi Marco, thanks a lot for your advice. If you ever come to Mauritius, give me a shout. Take care

Marco Paravella ok, thanks so much Vanessa Béchard, have a nice day, bye

Message posted on UWphotographers on 30 Jul 2012
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Dondice banyulensis Cabo Tiñoso Murcia Spain Nikon D200 Sigma 105 Inon Z240X2 f>32 1/60

Message posted on UWphotographers on 16 Jul 2012
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Dondice banyulensis Cabo Tiñoso Murcia Spain Nikon D200 Sigma 105 Inon Z240X2 f:32 1/125

Kati Burg Great!!!

Jose Maria Abad Ortega Thanks Kathrin for this nice comment :)

Robert Coelen awesome

Jose Maria Abad Ortega Thank you very much Robert

Message posted on UWphotographers on 13 Jul 2012
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Dondice banyulensis Cabo Tiñoso Murcia Spain Nikon D200 in Sea Sea Sigma 105 Inon Z240X2 f:>32 1/60

Jose Maria Abad Ortega Gracias Gemma, la verdad es que tus comentarios animan a seguir poniendo cosillas por aquí. Me encanta que te gusten. ;)

Josep Albert P En mi opinion es una foto espectacular.El nivel está muy altooooo.....

Jose Maria Abad Ortega Gracias Jose por tu comentario. En realidad todos aprendemos cada dia un poco de las fotos que se ponen por aqui, la verdad es que en este grupo hay buen nivel y muy buen ambiente. Un saludo

Message posted on UWphotographers on 11 Jul 2012
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Dondice banyulensis Bajo de Emilio- Puerto de Mazarron- Murcia- Spain. Nikon F100 in Sea Sea Sigma 105 macro Subtronic Alpha Pro macro strobe Fuji Kodak Ektachrome 100 F:32 1/60

Message posted on UWphotographers on 13 Jun 2012
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth: 32

Antonio Colacino Impressive close up :)

Marco Paravella Thanks Antonio Colacino, ciao

Galina Maslova Very nice

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Marco Paravella Thanks so much Galina Maslova

Marco Paravella Thanks as always Stuart Pearce.

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 01 Nov 2013
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Dondice banyulensis La Herradura Granada Spain Nikon F100 Sigma 105 mm Subtronic Alpha pro macro TTL Fuji Provia 100 F32 1/125

Raimundo Fernández Preciosa

Jose Maria Abad Ortega Gracias Rai por tu comentario, un abrazo.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 28 May 2012
Marco Paravella Dondice Banyulensis-Livorno (Italy) loc. Calafuria-dive "Isola"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100-f 18 1/320-Nikkor 105 Vr-depth -32

Bedirnam Yilmaz Muhteşem.. !

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Greotti Cesare CHE MERAVIGLIA! BRAVISSIMO Marco Paravella

Marco Paravella Thanks Bedirnam Yilmaz

Marco Paravella Thanks Stuart Pearce

Marco Paravella Grazie Greotti Cesare

Ernst Andres Superbe :-)

Marco Paravella Thanks very much Ernst Andres

Ernst Andres You´re welcome Marco :-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 25 Sep 2013
Wilhelm Hassmann Flebelina Bozava (Kroatien) Olympus E410 - 50mm macro lens Olympus housing UWB 20 strobe Iso 100- f08- 1/80

Yutaka Takizawa Very nice shot....(^。^)

Greotti Cesare Dondice banyulensis.

Roberto Gruzza Wonderful!!!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 12 Oct 2013
Wilhelm Hassmann Flebelina Bozava (Kroatien)www.bozava.de Olympus E410 - 50mm macro lens Olympus housing UWB 20 strobe Iso 100- f08- 1/80

João Pedro Silva Dondice banyulensis

Hilde Sæterøy Palladino Beautiful picture!

William Chee Nice shot

Ana Lama

Ana Lama Dondice banyulensis

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 07 Nov 2013
Spice Diver Algunas Godivas de este fin de Semana en Ullastres III.

João Pedro Silva Por aqui também estamos com muitas Dondice banyulensis.

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 22 Sep 2013
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Puerto de Mazarron Murcia 2006 Nikon D200 Sigma 50mms macro Nikon SB800 in Sealux F32 1/60

Ron Silver Dondice banyulensis

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot(^.^)

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 17 Apr 2013
Jose Maria Abad Ortega Puerto de Mazarron Murcia 2006 Nikon D200 Sigma 50mms macro Nikon SB800 in Sealux F32 1/60

Ron Silver Dondice banyulensis

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 17 Apr 2013
Morten Bjørn Larsen When I showed this photo to some non diving friends, they asked if a nudi gets blinded or annoyed by the flash... Do they?

Jongrak Lee They have rhinophores, a sensory organ which is shaped like antena, instead of eyes... they're stimulated both by chemicals n physical touches.

Jongrak Lee With my experience, it seems that they get more relaxed n better narcotized in dark conditions.

João Pedro Silva But they do have eyes (visible in this photo at the base of the left rhinophore). Of course, sight is not their best developed sense and I don't think they see images and in most cases aren't even capable of determine the direction of the light.

René B. Andersen I have to try several times where they change direction when I use focus lights so they registers something, and it's not just once but every time I change position, it kept running away from me

João Pedro Silva Some do more than others... and it also depends on what they're doing (simply crawling, "sniffing", spawning, feeding, mating...). There's one particular case which puzzles me: Felimare picta. They sometimes (not always) show a significant depression in the position of the eyes, a process which is part of the evolution of the eye to allow for the detection of the direction. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/6215369109/

Jongrak Lee I have not saw nor heard an aeolid nudis having eye spot, yet. Some aplysiomorph do.

João Pedro Silva Jongrak Lee, it's visible in Morten's photo, can't you see it? I can show quite a few from other species.... just a few examples: - Calma glaucoides: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/7427839434/ - Calma gobioophaga: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/7229842190/ - Dondice banyulensis: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/9462773034/ - Flabellina babai: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/8960759043/ - Facelina annulicornis: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/9361233378/ etc etc etc

Jongrak Lee Yeah, I'll check it out.:-)

Jongrak Lee I was mistakingly wrong. Got confused with sth else. Thank you for your comment.

Hilde Sæterøy Palladino Beautiful picture!

Wilhelm Hassmann Flebelina Bozava (Kroatien) Olympus E410 - 50mm macro lens Olympus housing UWB 20 strobe Iso 100- f08- 1/80

Gary Cobb I think this is Flabellina lineata

Juan Moles Probably Dondice banyulensis.

Daz Mccollum beautiful shot

João Pedro Silva It is Dondice banyulensis, I'm sure.

Gary Cobb Missed that one guys thanks, this is that for sure!:)

Nuno Filipe Silvestre Peltodoris atromaculata Foto tirada dia 02 de Abril de 2013 a uma profundidade de +- 14 metros

João Pedro Silva Nuno, that's Peltodoris atromaculata, a common species in our area. When posting here, as this is a group more oriented towards studying sea slugs and less for sharing pretty pictures, keep in mind it's important to say where it was taken including depth and time of the year as this information may prove useful.

Nuno Filipe Silvestre Como costumo mergulhar na nossa área tenho algumas fotos de nudibrânquios e é como muito gosto que partilho as imagens do mesmo par efeitos de estudos. Suponho que o interesse seja bilateral, eu porque dentro do possível tento tirar boa fotos e partilhar e vocês que conseguem obter uma ajuda na monotorização das espécies. Entretanto fiquei com duvidas se realmente têm interesse ou não em saber os dados relacionados como o local e data do registo fotográfico. Caso haja algum interesse nas minhas fotos, não tenho apenas deste Peltodoris atromaculata, como também tenho de Dondice banyulensis, Flabellina babai, Doriopsilla areolata, Roboastra europaea, Felimare picta, Felimida krohni ( Chromodoris krohni), Platydoris argo, Felimare villafranca (Hypselodoris villafranca), Felimare cantabrica (Hypselodoris cantabrica), Felimida krohni (Chromodoris krohni), Doriopsilla pelseneeri, Felimare tricolor (Hypselodoris tricolora). João, peço desculpa pela resposta em Português, mas pelo nome pareceu-me também o ser!

Nuno Filipe Silvestre Também não tinha reparado que o estudo estava restrito a uma zona.

João Pedro Silva Sim, Nuno, também sou português, assim como muitos outros aqui. But for the sake of communication between all the participants we keep english as the "lingua franca". All data is useful although those species are fairly common along the portuguese coast. Feeding, mating and spawning behaviours are always welcome. Regarding that particular spot, it's where I hold my personal record: 27 species in a single 60' immersion :)

João Pedro Silva If you're interested, go through my blog to meet some other sea slugs in our area and also identify further observations: http://hypselodoris.blogspot.pt/

João Pedro Silva I went through some of your photos of nudibranchs and spotted a couple of misidentifications (one Felimida purpurea identified as Felimida krohni and a Felimare cantabrica identified as Felimare picta) but I'm unable to comment there.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 03 May 2013
David Kipling Contrary to what Dawn Watson thinks, I do not have a supply of model nudibranchs that I take with me on dives ;) These are from the National Museum here in Wales, made of Fimo I think!

Christian Skauge I have a kit like this, bought on eBay from Japan :-)

João Pedro Silva My wife makes bijoux with Fimo professionally and I've been trying (for ages!) to convince her to do these models with the portuguese species.

Christian Skauge http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1550708580196&set=a.1157771997027.24269.1609584836&type=3&theater

João Pedro Silva Hurrah! I've shown my wife these models and she asked me to pick 6 species for her to make until June :)

Bernard Picton Tell your wife it's a very noble tradition. These glass models were traded widely and many museums still have some. There was a conference about them in recent years in Dublin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_and_Rudolf_Blaschka

Bernard Picton Christian Skauge, for your contact who wanted Glaucus, NM Wales have a Blaschka one!! http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/rhagor/galleries/blaschka/

Christian Skauge Do you have dates for June? Been away a few days (Nudibranch Safari, of course!) and haven't paid much attn to FB...

Bernard Picton Or July?

Christian Skauge Fantastic glass figures - I want one!!

Bernard Picton I doubt if you can afford one, I'm afraid. But if you visit Ireland we could try and get to see the ones in National Museum of Ireland. It was closed to the public, but I have contacts. http://www.ucd.ie/blaschka/

Christian Skauge Will do! I think I'll have to steal one, they seem a bit pricy... :-D

Bernard Picton Did you find a price?

João Pedro Silva Sorry, I don't have dates yet :(

João Pedro Silva I've sent a list of 8 species so she can pick 6: Flabellina babai, Hypselodoris villafranca (these are so common they are a "must"), Armina maculata, Marionia blainvillea, Diaphorodoris luteocincta, Dondice banyulensis, Chromodoris luteorosea, Cadlina pellucida. If these turn out ok I'm counting on you to convince her to the all the NE Atlantic species :)

David Kipling Okenia elegans of course!

Christian Skauge @ Bernard: Found no price, just a wild guess :-)

Gonçalo Calado Same with algarvian typical pastery http://www.imagesofportugal.net/media/471cd934-bdc1-11e0-acb5-57e8dc34769b-algarve-s-traditional-pastry-portugal

João Pedro Silva I usually describe Platydoris argo as a pancake orange underneath with sugar on top.

Bernard Picton Now don't go there... Seasearch keep inventing common names for things, Amphilectus fucorum = shredded carrot sponge - trouble is they are always food related...

Bernard Picton Pentapora was widely called ross coral (I think a typo for rose) but they invented potato crisp bryozoan....

Christian Skauge hahaha I always get hungry when finding a sea sausage :)

João Pedro Silva All the nudibranchs here in Portugal share on common name: "nudibranch". Except for Peltodoris atromaculata: "vaquinha suíça" (literally, "swiss cow", a dairy Holstein breed cow).

Becky Hitchin I have some plastic nudibranchs from Japan :)

David Kipling I have to say that I am disappointed that the National Museum (which tends to focus on welsh natural history) has a display of purely tropical nudibranchs! I think we should get João Pedro Silva's wife to make an extravagant set of NE Atlantic nudibranchs to replace them, to show that the Atlantic has species that can easily rival those in the tropics.

David Kipling Although we might have to make the Dotos a bit larger-than-life!

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 29 Mar 2012
Manuel Martínez Chacón Un ejemplar que me costó encontrar... Flabellina ischitana

Mabel Garcia Que bonita !!! El nudi y la foto :)

Manuel Martínez Chacón Gracias, fué una especie que buscaba durante meses y el día que menos esperaba... ¡apareció!

Mabel Garcia Pues de rara es preciosa ! Por curiosidad, cuánto mide esta ???

Manuel Martínez Chacón Pues era bastante pequeñaja, 1 centímetro quizás.

Mabel Garcia Ufff... me lo estaba imaginado ! Sois unos cracks los fotosub , unos cracks ! :)

Manuel Martínez Chacón No creas... sólo soy un aficionado con suerte. Por ahí rondan auténticos cracks que le hace un macro a los piojillos del bigote de una gamba.

Mabel Garcia Si, lo sé lo sé ! Tienen una paciencia inagotable ! :)

João Pedro Silva Aqui em Sesimbra são mais comuns do que F. affinis, embora não tão comum como F. pedata, e chegam a ter mais de 2cm. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/5967063105/

Manuel Martínez Chacón Una ischitana preciosa... que suerte que sea allí tan común. Aquí es la affinis la más común y luego la pedata.

João Pedro Silva No Algarve encontramos as "3 Flabellina púrpura", por vezes todas juntas uma vez que se alimentam dos mesmos hidrozoários. Por vezes até junto com Cratena peregrina e Dondice banyulensis. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/7791123034/

Manuel Martínez Chacón Que buen momento captado...

João Pedro Silva Nesse mergulho houve uma de F. affinis que suplantou todas :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/7790595020/

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 23 Sep 2013
João Pedro Silva Dondice banyulensis, a large, fast, voracious aeolid nudibranch found in Portugal. Shot in Sesimbra aprox. 15m deep. Canon EOS 350D in Ikelite housing, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite Ai and Nikonos SB-105 strobes, f/18, 1/200s, ISO 100.

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 29 May 2013
Filippo Subegoist Un Dondice banyulensis in corrente (questa vota Barbara Camassa spero di non aver sbagiato).... ma spara i tuoi commenti sempre graditi

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 27 May 2013
Filippo Subegoist Un Dondice banyulensis che si arrende al fotosub

Barbara Camassa Ma questa non è una Babai? Gran bella posa comunque :D

Zanetti Martina waeeee .... what beautyfuullll,,,, oh ,,, thankkk uuu

Raffaele Livornese Infatti, e' una Babai... Filippo... o.O Quoto Barbara, Gran bella posa!!! :-D

Filippo Subegoist Mea culpa è una Babai..... Oggi pomeriggio ero fuso. :-P

Scubashooters Dot Net Fantastic shot!!!! :) Nice to see you here Filippo!!! :)

Yutaka Takizawa Beautiful Shoot(^。^)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 23 May 2013
Òscar Montferrer Always to the top... Dondice banyulensis Nikon D200; Nikon 60 mm; 2 Sea & Sea YS 110 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oscar_montferrer)

Giorgio Cavallaro Nice

Òscar Montferrer Thanks !!

Isabella Maffei (Y)

Òscar Montferrer :-)

Òscar Montferrer Thank you !!!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 29 Jul 2013
João Pedro Silva Dondice banyulensis Local: Sesimbra, Portugal Spot: Paredes do Cabo Profundidade: 12m Data: 28-08-2013

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 28 Aug 2013
João Pedro Silva One of the many (lost count...) large (>5cm... more close to 10cm) Dondice banyulensis we found yesterday in Arrábida, Portugal.

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Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 23 Jun 2012
O Gajo Dos Olivais a 6mm very small Dondice banyulensis

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 09 Jun 2012
Amedeo Altomare dondice banyulensis med sea Canon G9 ucl 165+6 iso 80 1/250 f.8 ys 27

Marco Paravella very beautiful macro and Dondice

Nadia Chiesi Fantastic !! :-)

Walter Bassi Wow fantastic macro,beautiful colors

Chris Spence Great shot Amedeo!

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 20 Apr 2012
Amedeo Altomare dondice banyulensis med sea Canon G9 inon+6 1/320 /f.8 ys27

Ilse Merz another nice one, Amedeo.

Emmanuelle Camallonga nice shot!

Elly Jeurissen Beautiful Amedeo :-)

Amedeo Altomare Thanks girlfriends ^_^

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 04 Feb 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina ... cerata details from a Dondice banyulensis... 2012.10.03

Suzan Meldonian I absolutely love this- this is art.

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Wow!

Irene Perez Santana Preciosa¡¡¡¡¡

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Thanks so much for your kind words :)), Suzan Meldonian, Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp & Irene Perez Santana...

Florma Jimenez parecen las plumas del pavo real

Message posted on UWphotographers on 04 Oct 2012
Ana Karla Araújo Does anybody have any paper about Dondice banyulensis with its radula? Thanks!

Vinicius Padula I need to check but...anyway, take care about radula. Even more it seems to be not so informative (or not informative at all). Good if you have a series of specimens and can check intraspecific variation, including ontogenetic, before conclude to much in comparison to literature and other species.

Ana Karla Araújo Ok Vinicius Padula, I'll take care! =]

Ana Karla Araújo But several studies show a radula for an specie and I find a radula different for supposed same specie, may not mean something?

Lucas CerCur Ana Karla, there is a paper of Francisco Garcia y Jose Carlos Garcia Gomez published in 1984 in Cahiers the Biologie Marine in which it appears the information that you ask.

Lucas CerCur It was published under the name Godiva banyulensis.

Lucas CerCur Nevertheless, Schmekel and Portmann (1982) included this information also.

Ana Karla Araújo Thanks Lucas CerCur

Lucas CerCur Ana Karla, do you have some of these two references?

Ana Karla Araújo I have the first one, but they didn't show a photo or draw of the radula.

Lucas CerCur Ana Karla, the Cahiers de Biologie Marine paper includes the draws of the jaws and one radular tooth of Dondice banyulensis, although the species is named Godiva banyulensis.

Ana Karla Araújo Oh sorry, it's another paper about Godiva banyulensis that I have. It's from Journal of Mollusca Studies. My mistake.

Lucas CerCur So, I infer that you lack the paper that I have referred, isn't it?

Ana Karla Araújo Yes!

Lucas CerCur I'll scan and upload it. OK?

Ana Karla Araújo I do not want to give you work, Lucas CerCur!

Lucas CerCur Don't worry.

Lucas CerCur Ana Karla, I have just to send the paper that you need.

Ana Karla Araújo Thank you so much Lucas CerCur!

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 01 Apr 2013
João Pedro Silva Lots of juvenile Dondice banyulensis in last wednesday's dive in Sesimbra.

Yolanda Camacho Hi there, I will be on vacations from July 11 to July 25. I will get back to you as soon as possible after then. Yolanda Hola, Estar� de vacaciones del 11 al 25 de julio. A mi regreso contestar� a su mensaje. Yolanda

João Pedro Silva (2nd time I've seen auto-reply messing around with comments on Facebook and something tells me this will intensify next month)

David Kipling Cute species, very "bad hair day"! Looks very small, yes?

João Pedro Silva Yes, this was just over 1 cm long. They often have their long cerata straightened, even the adults. Juveniles are a lot more transparent and have fewer cerata... adults are huge 7cm long fiery looking beasts: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/4935784412/

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 13 Jul 2012
João Pedro Silva Lots of these eggs masses around today, mostly associated with Alcyonium glomeratum (I think...). Don't recall seeing them at this place before. Any idea on the "parents'" ID? Also found Tritonia hombergii for the first time today, rolling on the sandy bottom. No Alcyonium digitatum in sight, though.

Peter H van Bragt Where these spawn big and fat??? Could very well be T hombergii

João Pedro Silva Not sure how to handle "big" and "fat". They were rather big but the diameter was ~5-6cm. Some were slightly pink. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/8448904534/ The single T. hombergii I found there was ~4-5cm long.

João Pedro Silva The size reminded me of the spawn of Dondice banyulensis but these are thinner and very different in shape: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/5190093660

Peter H van Bragt Pink is often seen in T hombergii spawn. One can never be sure but it seems to be a candidate.

Jim Anderson These look like Tritonia hombergii spawn to me. I have a few examples here

Jim Anderson http://www.nudibranch.org/Scottish%20Nudibranchs/tritonia-hombergii.html

João Pedro Silva Thanks! I hope they're still around next week :)

Tony Gilbert Check out Tritonia plebia's spawn, if there are any piks for that. There maybe a subtle difference between the two. T. plebia likes A. digtatum, not so sure about A. glomeratum though.

Jim Anderson T. plebeia spawn is quite different and considerably smaller - see here http://www.nudibranch.org/Scottish%20Nudibranchs/html/tritonia-plebeia-spawn.html

Tony Gilbert Thanks Jim, always good to discount what is not.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 05 Feb 2013
Ana Karla Araújo Does anybody have any paper about Dondice banyulensis with its radula? Thanks!

Vinicius Padula I need to check but...anyway, take care about radula. Even more it seems to be not so informative (or not informative at all). Good if you have a series of specimens and can check intraspecific variation, including ontogenetic, before conclude to much in comparison to literature and other species.

Ana Karla Araújo Ok Vinicius Padula, I'll take care! =]

Ana Karla Araújo But several studies show a radula for an specie and I find a radula different for supposed same specie, may not mean something?

Lucas CerCur Ana Karla, there is a paper of Francisco Garcia y Jose Carlos Garcia Gomez published in 1984 in Cahiers the Biologie Marine in which it appears the information that you ask.

Lucas CerCur It was published under the name Godiva banyulensis.

Lucas CerCur Nevertheless, Schmekel and Portmann (1982) included this information also.

Ana Karla Araújo Thanks Lucas CerCur

Lucas CerCur Ana Karla, do you have some of these two references?

Ana Karla Araújo I have the first one, but they didn't show a photo or draw of the radula.

Lucas CerCur Ana Karla, the Cahiers de Biologie Marine paper includes the draws of the jaws and one radular tooth of Dondice banyulensis, although the species is named Godiva banyulensis.

Ana Karla Araújo Oh sorry, it's another paper about Godiva banyulensis that I have. It's from Journal of Mollusca Studies. My mistake.

Lucas CerCur So, I infer that you lack the paper that I have referred, isn't it?

Ana Karla Araújo Yes!

Lucas CerCur I'll scan and upload it. OK?

Ana Karla Araújo I do not want to give you work, Lucas CerCur!

Lucas CerCur Don't worry.

Lucas CerCur Ana Karla, I have just to send the paper that you need.

Ana Karla Araújo Thank you so much Lucas CerCur!

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 01 Apr 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Aeolidioidea (Superfamily)
                  Facelinidae (Family)
                    Favorininae (Subfamily)
                      Dondice (Genus)
                        Dondice banyulensis (Species)
Associated Species