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Flabellina babai

Schmekel, 1972


Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 14 1/200 Nikkor 105 vr-depth: 22-(double exposure)

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the likes

Greotti Cesare FANTASTICA! COMPLIMENTI Marco Paravella

Marco Paravella Grazie Greotti Cesare.

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 02 Nov 2013
Gabriella Luongo Canon PowerShot S100 , strobe sea&sea ys-110a, saga +5 pro f/8 ISO-80 1/80sec. Flabellina babai, Banco di Santa Croce (NA)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 17 Nov 2013
David Gentile Flabellina Babai Livorno, Italy Olympus EPL-3, Olympus Housing, 60mm macro, Inon S2000 Iso200, F22, 1/160

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

Greotti Cesare BRAVO David Gentile

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 23 Sep 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 14 1/200 Nikkor 105 vr-depth: 22-(double exposure)

Marco Paravella Thanks very much for the likes

Message posted on UWphotographers on 02 Nov 2013
David Gentile Flabellina Babai Livorno, Italy Olympus EPL-3, Olympus Housing, 60mm macro, Inon S2000 Iso200, F22, 1/160

Ron Silver :-D

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Sep 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai- Calafuria (Livorno-Italy)-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2x Sea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250- Nikkor 105 Vr

Helmut Schierenberg Fantastic ;-)

Marco Paravella Thanks Helmut Schierenberg, bye

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 04 May 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250 Nikkor 105 vr

Christian Torge Wow very nice photo

Marco Paravella thanks so much Christian Torge, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Wolfgang Assl, Jovan Tasa Petrovski and Barabara Barbara Trevisan, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Dieter Kudler, Fabio Ciorba, Christophe Warpelin, bye

Fabio Ciorba Sompre belle Marco !!!!! Complimenti..

Marco Paravella Grazie Fabio Ciorba, ciao

Roberto Gruzza Bellisima Marco!!!!

Marco Paravella Grazie Roberto Gruzza, ciao

Marco Paravella Thanks , Malida Alcazar, Dennis Corpuz, Fabio Strazzi, bye

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 06 Apr 2013
Raffaele Livornese Flabellina Babai, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105, F/14, 1/250 sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240

Scubashooters Dot Net Very nice flabellina! :)

Raffaele Livornese thx Scubashooters.... :-D

Leonard Burroni e le sfocata

Raffaele Livornese Il fuoco e' sugli occhi.... Forse FB diminuisce la nitidezza dello scatto...

Leonard Burroni per me le sfocata

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 24 Mar 2013
Manolo García Flabellina babai GRANADA-ESPAÑA

Daz Mccollum very nice

Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno (Italy)-Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-Iso 100 f 32 1/250-Nikkor 105 2xSea&Sea 100

Marco Paravella Thanks David Gentile, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Ron Silver, bye

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot!!

Scubashooters Dot Net Ciao Marco ! Ben tornato!!! Molto bella questa foto!!! :)

Marco Paravella Thanks Yutaka Takizawa, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks very much Scubashooters Dot Net, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the likes, bye

Submarino Hocine Koudri Sam top top

Frank Nelissen Nice lighting, I like a clear picture!!

Marco Paravella Thanks Submarino Hocine Koudri Sam,bye

Marco Paravella thanksbyeThanks Frank Nelissen,bye

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 08 Mar 2013
Raffaele Livornese "From the top" Flabellina Babai, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105, F/16, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240, Subsee +10

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot

Raffaele Livornese Thx very much, Yutaka... :D

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 24 Feb 2013
Raffaele Livornese Flabellina Babai, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 VR, F/16, 1/250 sec., Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240, Subsee +10

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot

Scubashooters Dot Net Ciao Raffaele!!! Bella supermacro! Vienici a trovare anche sul sito!!!! www.scubashooters.net!!!! e facci sapere cosa ne pensi!!! Ciao!!!!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 23 Feb 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Dive "Scoglio del Sale" (Livorno-Italy) Nikon D7000 in Subal-iso 100 f 40 1/250- 2xSea&Sea 110 Nikkor 105

Christian Torge Very nice Marco this is the nudi of the Day or week

Imade Widana Top picture

Roberto Gruzza Bellissima!!

Marco Paravella Thanks very much Christian Torge, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Imade Widana, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks so much Roberto Gruzza, bye

Ilse Merz LIKE!

Marco Paravella Thanks Ilse Merz, bye

Aqua Soul Stunning Marco!!!

Marco Paravella Thanks Aqua Soul, bye

Scubashooters Dot Net Awesome!!!

Mauro Mainardi O che bella!!!

Edly Tahier Wow...like it..:)

Allen Walker Wonderful image, well done.

Marco Paravella Thanks as always Scubashooters Dot Net, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Mauro Mainardi, sono contento che ti piace, ciao

Marco Paravella Thanks so much Edly Tahier, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks very much Allen Walker, bye

Fabio Ciorba Sempre belle le tue foto !!! COMPLIMENTI !!!

Marco Paravella Grazie Fabio Ciorba, ciao

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 12 Jan 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Dive:"Scoglio del sale" (Livorno-Italy)-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the comments, bye

Scubashooters Dot Net Molto bella anche questa, luce fantastica!!! Grazie Marco!!!

Marco Paravella grazie a te Scubashooters Dot Net,ciao e buon anno nuovo

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 06 Jan 2013
Isabella Maffei "LOVE IN SUMMER" Flabellina babai in love, Portofino (Italy) Nikon D300S, Nikon 105mm f2.8 Ikelite housing 1 x Ikelite DS161 snooted ISO 100 F22 1/250

Iñigo Gutiérrez Beautiful!

Dolphin Dive Lombok Amazing pic...!

Isabella Maffei thanks Iñigo and Dolphin :-D

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

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Gorgeous (Y)

Isabella Maffei thanks Giorgio and Yutaka :-)

Fabio Strazzi Very nice

Da FANTASCIENZA!!!!!

Isabella Maffei thanks Fabio and Nuccio :-D

Message posted on UWphotographers on 21 Jun 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 14 1/200 Nikkor 105 vr-depth: 22-(double exposure)

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the likes

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 02 Nov 2013
Gabriella Luongo Flabellina babai, Banco di Santa Croce (NA)

Manuel Martínez Chacón Very beautiful.

Gabriella Luongo Thanks! :)

Manuel Martínez Chacón Soon this specie will change his name based on the last molecular investigations.

Gabriella Luongo Really?what kind of molecular investigations?

Manuel Martínez Chacón Some scientist are analizing DNA of some species of nudibranch to know if is necesary a re-definition. But this study is not ended yet, so we must call this nudibranch "Flabellina babai" until the study be published.

Gabriella Luongo I am interested in this kind of studies :) I am looking forward to knowing more about that! :)

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 17 Nov 2013
Quique Faure Flabellina babai

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 07 Oct 2013
Nuno Filipe Silvestre Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal 15-10-2013

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 05 Nov 2013
Nuno Filipe Silvestre Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal 03-11-2013

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 05 Nov 2013
Gabriella Luongo Canon PowerShot S100 , strobe sea&sea ys-110a, saga +5 pro f/8 ISO-80 1/80sec. Flabellina babai, Banco di Santa Croce (NA)

Cristina Fernández Preciosa!

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 17 Nov 2013
Manuel Martínez Chacón Flabellina babai.

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 06 Oct 2013
Gabriella Luongo Canon PowerShot S100 , strobe sea&sea ys-110a, saga +5 pro f/8 ISO-80 1/80sec. Flabellina babai, Banco di Santa Croce (NA)

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 17 Nov 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 14 1/200 Nikkor 105 vr-depth: 22-(double exposure)

Vicky Ruiz de Somocurcio QUE MARAVILLOSO ESPECTÁCULO.

Marco Paravella Thanks Vicky Ruiz de Somocurcio

Bert Stankowski This is realy a wonderful, great shoot!

Marco Paravella Thanks so much Bert Stankowski.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 02 Nov 2013
Juan Jose Sotano Garcia Flabellina Babai¡¡¡ Nikon D200, Caja Sea&Sea, 2xInon Z240, 60 mm, Iso 100, f/32, v 1/250

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 20 Jun 2013
Susana Martins Flabellina babai

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 20 May 2012
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai- Calafuria (Livorno-Italy)-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2x Sea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250- Nikkor 105 Vr

Marco Paravella Thanks so much for the likes, bye

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 04 May 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250 Nikkor 105 vr

Marco Paravella thanks Ron Silver, bye

Marco Paravella Grazie Giorgetta Massimo Max and Ron Silver, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Tullio Foti and Ilse Merz, bye

Ilan Lubitz Beautiful Marco =D

Stefano Scortegagna molto ma molto bella

Marco Paravella Thanks Ilan Lubitz, bye

Marco Paravella Grazie Stefano Scortegagna, ciao

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot\(^o^)/

Marco Paravella Thanks so much Yutaka Takizawa, bye

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 06 Apr 2013
Marco Paravella Livorno Italy-Dive isola-Flabellina Babai-f32 1/250 iso 100-2 sea&sea 110-Nikkor 105

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the comments, bye

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 28 Apr 2012
Raffaele Livornese Flabellina Babai, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105, F/14, 1/250 sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240

Yutaka Takizawa Fantastic Shoot\(^o^)/

Raffaele Livornese Thx Yutaka... ;)

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 24 Mar 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno (Italy)-Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-Iso 100 f 32 1/250-Nikkor 105 2xSea&Sea 100

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot!!

Scott White Nice angle Marco

Marco Paravella Thanks so much Yutaka Takizawa, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks very much Scott White, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the likes, bye

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 08 Mar 2013
Raffaele Livornese "From the top" Flabellina Babai, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105, F/16, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240, Subsee +10

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot

Ilse Merz very good!

Raffaele Livornese Thx Yutaka and Ilse.... :)

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 24 Feb 2013
Marco Paravella Livorno (Italy)-Calafuria-f40-1/250-sea&sea 110-nikon 105-D7000 Flabellina Babai

Bloc Dixhuit dancing seaslug !

Marco Paravella Thanks Bloc Dixhuit

Nadia Chiesi ... qui non si scherza ! Great ! :-)

Marco Paravella Grazie Nadia

Davide Lopresti f 40 ?????

Marco Paravella si provavo......è uscita.........i flasch erano praticamente attaccati alla babai....ciao Davide Lopresti

Davide Lopresti mmmmmm...

Marco Paravella non ci credi...guarda i dati exif su flickr.........ciao Davide Lopresti

Davide Lopresti no no, ci credo, si vede chiaramente dalla scarsa nitidezza della foto, non condivido molto lo scattare a f40 su una reflex a formato ridotto...

Nadia Chiesi ... ecco che esce l'anima del Prof ! :-))))) Perdonalo Marco ! ;-)

Marco Paravella sono nelle prove...sto provando di tutto ultimamente.....volevo arrivare al nero di fondo....questa domenica sono sceso a 36 e 32 ....sta tutto nel posizionamento dei flesch credo

Nadia Chiesi ... Marco ... solo un'dea, fai anche una prova ... con tempi più veloci ! .... adesso mi aspetto una rispostaccia dal Prof ! :-(

Davide Lopresti volevo solo capire, non era per fare polemica, giuro, cmq si sta tutto nella posizione , angolo, distanza e potenza dei flash e diaframma della macchina :-)

Davide Lopresti Si Nadia ti becchi una rispostaccia di quelle bruttissime...

Nadia Chiesi Davide, lo sapevo ... ma a me piace anche 1/320 ! :-)) Cmq a noi piace imparare, perciò quando dici la TUA .. non è certo polemica ! Anzi ! Grazie ! Ciao

Marco Paravella Davide Lopresti non pensare che la leggo come una polemica, se non mi insegnate voi chi mi deve insegnare, non ho ancora fatto una foto fuori dall'acqua e questo vi dice tutto, ho comprato e sono andato in acqua, fuori non mi piace......quindi sono una spugna sui commenti

Davide Lopresti Hai ragione, ma per chi non mi conosce di persona posso capire che ogni tanto posso venire frainteso, se voglio fare polemica ti assicuro che sono molto piu esplicito :-), cmq sia il tempo di velocità di scatto non influenza la potenza della luce data dal flash ( fino a 1/250 - 1/320 su alcune macchine sempre parlando di Reflex ) ma agisce solo sulla luce naturale e se nella nostra fotomacro la luce arriva solo dal flash allungare o velocizzare i tempi non cambierà minimamente l'esposizione della nostra foto...

Marco Paravella quindi mi consigli di aprire di più, intorno ai 29-32????? e giocare con i flasch???

Marco Paravella e...scusa sulla potenza della luce dei flasch?????

Davide Lopresti Le mie foto sono tutte intorno agli f14 f18 non di piu, ti giochi tutto con potenza e posizione dei flash

Marco Paravella ok, quì devo ancora prendere la mano......alla mia prossima uscita.....ciao e grazie Davide Lopresti

Davide Lopresti A costo di sembrare antipatico ti consiglierei prima qualche libro di fotografia per comprendere meglio la tecnica e come lavora la macchina fotografica...

Jack de Vries nice collors

Marco Paravella thanks Jack de Vries

Alberto Gallucci FLASH :-)

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 02 Apr 2012
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai- Calafuria (Livorno-Italy)-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2x Sea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250- Nikkor 105 Vr

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the likes, bye

Message posted on UWphotographers on 04 May 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250 Nikkor 105 vr

Marco Paravella thanks all, Gero Rinaldo, Submarino Hocine Koudri Sam, bye

Marco Paravella thanks Alexey Zaytsev and Hanif Ipangraphy, bye

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Marco Paravella thanks Jorge Perez Zamora, bye

Marco Paravella grazie Giorgio Cavallaro,ciao

Giorgio Cavallaro Ciao Marco!

Marco Paravella muy obligado Jorge Perez Zamora, bye

Marco Paravella THanks Linda Raaphorst, Libero Scubaphotospace and Amir Abramovich, bye

Marco Paravella Dieter Kudler, Antonio Imperio, Barbara Trevisan , many thanks

Marco Paravella Thanks Bo Mancao, Qing Lin, John Connor , bye

Zanetti Martina so nice , thank u

Marco Paravella Thanks Martina Zanetti, bye

Ilan Lubitz beautiful Marco =D

Ella B. Lubitz It's Work of Art.;-)

Marco Paravella Thanks Ilan Lubitz, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Ella B. Lubitz, bye

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot!!

Marco Paravella Thanks Yutaka Takizawa, bye

Rogato Alessandro scusami ma il vr 105 l'apertura minima non è f 32

Marco Paravella No, il mio arriva fino a 40, grazie Rogato Alessandro, ciao

Message posted on UWphotographers on 06 Apr 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai- Calafuria (Livorno-Italy)-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2x Sea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250- Nikkor 105 Vr

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 04 May 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno (Italy)-Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-Iso 100 f 32 1/250-Nikkor 105 2xSea&Sea 100

Marco Paravella Thanks Submarino Hocine Koudri Sam, Tullio Foti e Ruver Bandeira Bandeira, bye

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot(^o^)

Marco Paravella Thanks Yutaka Takizawa, bye

Message posted on UWphotographers on 08 Mar 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250 Nikkor 105 vr

Marco Paravella thanks Joseph Azzopardi, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Ilse Merz and Jovan Tasa Petrovski, Lothar Schüller, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Noriyuki Otani, Tullio Foti, Gianni Liverani, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Stefano Scortegagna, Hsiao Chung Chiang, Noriyuki Otani , bye

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 06 Apr 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno (Italy)-Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-Iso 100 f 32 1/250-Nikkor 105 2xSea&Sea 100

Ilse Merz very nice1

Marco Paravella Thanks Ilse Merz, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the likes, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Claudia Weber-Gebert, Stefano Scortegagna, Noriyuki Otani, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Suzan Meldonian and Diana Schmitt, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Giorgetta Massimo Max, bye

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 08 Mar 2013
Raffaele Livornese "From the top" Flabellina Babai, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105, F/16, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240, Subsee +10

Message posted on UWphotographers on 24 Feb 2013
Raffaele Livornese Flabellina Babai, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 VR, F/16, 1/250 sec., Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240, Subsee +10

Ilse Merz bellissimo, Rafaele!

Raffaele Livornese Grazie, Ilse.. :D

Michel Carpentier Bel album photos !

Raffaele Livornese merci Michel... :D

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot

Stefano Scortegagna Ribadisco quanto già detto... Il soggetto ė bellissimo ma a mio avviso hai usato un diaframma troppo aperto, perdendo in profondità di campo... Attorno all'occhio si apprezza la definizione, ma già a metà rinoforo sx comincia a sfuocare... Avrei preferito un diaframma un paio di stop più chiuso... Ma questa ė una mia impressione, non sono certo un esperto di reflex...

Raffaele Livornese Stefano, con il 105 anche a diaframmi chiusi, con la lente aggiuntiva la PDC e' ridotta al minimo, io credevo che tu intendessi che la maf in generale fosse sbagliata, ecco perche' ti ho indirizzato a vedere le altre foto.... (y)

Raffaele Livornese Thx Yutaka... ;)

Stefano Scortegagna È per cosa non hai detto subito della lente...? ;-)

Raffaele Livornese C'e' nella descrizione... 3:)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Feb 2013
Raffaele Livornese "From the top" Flabellina Babai, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105, F/16, 1/250sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240, Subsee +10

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 24 Feb 2013
Raffaele Livornese Flabellina Babai, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105 VR, F/16, 1/250 sec., Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240, Subsee +10

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 23 Feb 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Dive "Scoglio del Sale" (Livorno-Italy) Nikon D7000 in Subal-iso 100 f 40 1/250- 2xSea&Sea 110 Nikkor 105

Nadia Chiesi wowwwwww !!! :-)

Marco Paravella Thanks Nadia Chiesi, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks so much all for the likes, bye

Roberto Erta Grande scatto, bravo Marco Paravella !!!

Marco Paravella Grazie Roberto Erta, mi onori tantissimo, ciao

Marco Paravella thanks very much all

Ilan Lubitz beautiful (y)

Marco Paravella Thanks very much Ilan Lubitz, bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Fabio Ciorbaand Suzan Meldonian,bye

Marco Paravella Thanks Huang Mickle,bye

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 12 Jan 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Dive:"Scoglio del sale" (Livorno-Italy)-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 40 1/250

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the likes, bye

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 06 Jan 2013
Raffaele Livornese Flabellina Babai Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 60mm , F/18, 1/250 sec. Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240, and a little mirror.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 30 Sep 2012
Rafa Pariente Segura Flabellina Babai LLANÇA(Girona)Catalonia PANASONIC GF1+RECSEA+45MACRO+2INON Z240 BRAZOS Y LENTES BY SAGA f.14 1/100s ISO100

Stuart Pearce Beautiful :)

Imade Widana Nice, i love it

Joaquin Muñoz Nice

Christine Schlögl beautiful nudi :))

Galina Maslova Cool

Odie Paras Soooo pretty nice shot ..love it

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 19 Nov 2013
Gabriella Luongo Flabellina babai, Banco di Santa Croce (NA)

Dive Jobs Thank you for this! I shared this....

Gabriella Luongo thank you :)

Joaquin Muñoz niceeee :)

Greotti Cesare BRAVA Gabriella Luongo BELLA FOTO! ;)

Gabriella Luongo Thanks to everybody! :D

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Joaquin Muñoz nice :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 17 Nov 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno loc. Calafuria (Italy)- Dive "Grotta del Grongo"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-iso 100 f 14 1/200 Nikkor 105 vr-depth: 22-(double exposure)

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Tom Hobock Great Shot nice effect

Marco Paravella Thanks Stuart Pearce.

Marco Paravella Thanks Tom Hobock.

Marie-therese Bertin superbe !!!!

Galina Maslova Interesting

Marco Paravella Thanks Marie-therese Bertin.

Marco Paravella thank Galina Maslova.

Ernst Andres Very very nice shot Marco :-)

Marco Paravella Thanks Ernst Andres.

Ernst Andres You are very welcome Marco :-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 02 Nov 2013
Marco Paravella Flabellina Babai-Livorno (Italy)-f40-1/250-2xsea&sea 110-Subal-D7000-Nikkor 105-iso 100

Wolfgang Assl excellent angel of view Marco!

Marco Paravella Thanks Wolfgang Assl, bye

Message posted on UWphotographers on 02 Jun 2012
David Gentile Flabellina Babai Livorno, Italy Olympus EPL-3, Olympus Housing, 60mm macro, Inon S2000 Iso200, F22, 1/160

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

David Gentile Thanks Stuart Pearce (y)

Ernst Andres Great shot :-)

David Gentile thanks Ernst Andres :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 23 Sep 2013
Rafa Pariente Segura LLANÇA(COSTA BRAVA) CATALONIA

Jose Maria Bañez Pelaez Bonita y artistica composició pero añade config camara y equipo en la descripció

Rafa Pariente Segura Ok!! Chema

Rafa Pariente Segura Muchas Gracias Paola, Barbara, Roger,Nuthakorn y Chema!!

Greotti Cesare Flabellina babai, bravo Rafa Pariente Segura

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y) (Y)

Rafa Pariente Segura Gracias a todos!!

Raphael Tasselli wow

Fabienne Rossier congrats , beautiful

Message posted on UWphotographers on 17 Sep 2013
Gabriella Luongo Flabellina babai, Banco di Santa Croce (NA)

Manuel Martínez Chacón Very beautiful.

Gabriella Luongo Thanks! :)

Manuel Martínez Chacón Soon this specie will change his name based on the last molecular investigations.

Gabriella Luongo Really?what kind of molecular investigations?

Manuel Martínez Chacón Some scientist are analizing DNA of some species of nudibranch to know if is necesary a re-definition. But this study is not ended yet, so we must call this nudibranch "Flabellina babai" until the study be published.

Gabriella Luongo I am interested in this kind of studies :) I am looking forward to knowing more about that! :)

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 17 Nov 2013
Alessandro Borsini Flabellina babai & Cratena peregrina Grotta Byron " Porto Venere - Spezia - Italy Olympus PEN EPL1 lens 45 macro f 16, 1/160, Iso 200 Strobe S&S YS27e YS110

Message posted on UWphotographers on 02 Aug 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!

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
Rodrigo Santin Hola Gracias por aceptarme en este grupo. Soy de Argentina. Necesito, mediante una foto conocer de qué especie se trata. Fue colectada en Quequén, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gracias.

Jol Falcés Yo creo que se trata de una Flabellina babai... http://www.opistobranquis.org/ca/guia/47

Naoufal Baliste se trata de Berghia cf. verrucicornis (es muy similar a Berghia verrucornis de l'este del atlantico).

Rodrigo Santin Puede ser. El color de las ceratas no se parece mucho. No conozco mucho sobre los nudibranquios pero supongo que el color de las ceratas depende de su dieta. Por lo que una especie dependiendo de su distribución, se alimentará de presas diferentes.

João Pedro Silva Berghia columbina, as linhas laranja na base dos grupos de cerata são características.

João Pedro Silva Desculpem, só agora reparei que a fotografia não é da europa. Trata-se de Berghia rissodominguezi: http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/bergriss

Vinicius Padula De acuerdo, João Pedro Silva :)

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 14 Jun 2013
Fabrizio Frixa Flabellina babai Flabellina white Ionian coast of eastern Sicily. S. Maria La Scala fraz. Acireale (CT) Depth 34m

Gaglione Tiziana Veramente...molto, molto bella!

Greotti Cesare BRAVISSIMO Fabrizio Frixa molto bella

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 21 Oct 2013
Fabrizio Frixa Flabellina babai Flabellina white Ionian coast of eastern Sicily. S. Maria La Scala fraz. Acireale (CT) Depth 34m

Giorgio Cavallaro http://www.uwphotographers.net/2011/11/fabrizio-frixa-nasce-catania-nel-1965-e.html

Message posted on UWphotographers on 21 Oct 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal Gruta dos Pampos

Fabio Strazzi so nice

Alberto Carati Great shot

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Thanks, Fabio Strazzi & Alberto Carati....

Greotti Cesare BRAVO Henrique Nascimento Catarina

Yutaka Takizawa Beautiful Shot......(^。^)

Henrique Nascimento Catarina thanks Greotti Cesare & Yataka Yutaka Takizawa... :)

Beth Barklage Watson Lovely shot!!!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 24 Jul 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal 20130724

Greotti Cesare BRAVO Herique Henrique Nascimento Catarina

Henrique Nascimento Catarina many thanks Greotti Cesare :)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 25 Jul 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal - Baçeeira 201307

Cindy Alford AWESOME shot.......

Krzysztof Malengowski hermosa!!!

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Thanks Cindy Alford and Gracias Krzysztof.... :)

Paulo Koch linda

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Obrigado Paulo Koch....

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 04 Jul 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal - Baçeeira 201307

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 04 Jul 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal Nikon D90 - Sigma 105 + INON165 201307

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 04 Jul 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal Baleeira 201307

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Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal 201703

Greotti Cesare BRAVO Henrique Nascimento Catarina

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Thank you so much Greotti Cesare :)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 03 Jul 2013
João Pedro Silva Flabellina babai nudibranch in the Algarve, Portugal. Canon EOS 350D, Canon 100mm macro, Ikelite housing, 2x Nikonos SB-105, f/22, 1/200s, ISO 100

Scubashooters Dot Net Hi Joao!!! Nice shot!!! Welcome!!! Mat I suggest you put full size photos here and not link to Flickr??? :) People will appreciate much more!!!! :)

João Pedro Silva Thanks! Due to previous infringements (not in this group) I don't post directly on Facebook. If this is not ok in this group I can stop posting and remove this.

João Pedro Silva I had previously posted another link to a photo of mine on Flickr but nothing was said then about posting photos and not links.

Henry Jager Hi João It's for your advantage to upload full pictures instead of links. You have much better awareness! More members looks closely at your picture and therefore you get more likes. And your pictures really deserves this attention :-)

João Pedro Silva Thanks for your comment and I know that, Henry Jager, but at the cost of increasing the risk of rights infringements (happened to me, and others, in the past but, as I said above, not with this group) I prefer to have the links alone. I don't collect "likes" and most of my photography is intended for identification purposes and to increase awareness about underwater creatures (especially those less known and in less dived places).

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 23 May 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal 20130523

Scubashooters Dot Net I love this photo!!!! :)

Henrique Nascimento Catarina many thanks Scubashooters Dot Net :) Me too ;)

Yutaka Takizawa Good Shoot(^.^)

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Many Thanks Yutaka Takizawa :)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 23 May 2013
Pietro Cremone Flabellina babai - 2 as 1

Fabio Strazzi Amazing shot

Yutaka Takizawa Beautiful Shoot(^o^)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 15 May 2013
João Pedro Silva An interesting thing about Flabellina babai is that I've seen them mating every time of the year. In my previous readings of the latest revision of Aeolidiidae I failed to see the "elephant in the room": what is Flabellina babai after all?

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 05 Nov 2013
O Gajo Dos Olivais This picture shows a Flabellina babai, right after being released from an Anemonia viridis tentacles. Notice the damaged Cerata. Sesimbra, "Baia dos Porcos" spot, 8 meters deep, 2013-10-13 13:44, Lisbon time

João Pedro Silva Not many species on today's dive but loads of Flabellina babai and a first for me: Aplysia parvula. Very small (15mm at most) on Codium.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 10 Apr 2013
O Gajo Dos Olivais Flabellina babai with rinophores syndactyly Sesimbra, Portugal Maybe common but might be usefull to any one?

Arne Kuilman Whoa, now I see it.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 07 Sep 2012
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal Gruta dos Pampos

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y) (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 24 Jul 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal 201703

Gabriela Gypsy woow..beautiful! thank you for those images!

Henrique Nascimento Catarina many thanks Gabriela Gypsy :)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 03 Jul 2013
O Gajo Dos Olivais Flabellina babai with rynophore syndactyly What looks like one, are indeed two together. Local: Sesimbra Spot: baleeira Depth: 8 meters Date: 2012-Oct-10

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 27 Sep 2013
O Gajo Dos Olivais Flabellina babai with rinophore's syndactyly Sesimbra, Portugal Canon 450D, featuring 44mm automatic extension tubes, Ultramax UXDS-1 x 2 set at 2/4 each Lens: Canon EF 28-80 f/3.5-5.6USM

Steve Wright Nice!

O Gajo Dos Olivais Thank you Steve :)

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 07 Sep 2012
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal Hugyfot Housing - Nikon D90 - Sigma105 SeaSea: D1 & 110a F16 - 1/200 - ISO200 20130523

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 23 May 2013
Henrique Nascimento Catarina Flabellina babai Sesimbra - Portugal (2012.01.21) Hugyfot - Nikon D90 - Sigma 105mm - 2x sea 110a F10; 1/160; iso 200

Solomon Baksh like flames shooting up into the air

Rui Bernardo Henrique, qual foi o valor WB q usaste?

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Rui Bernardo, já te confirmo, mas quase certo que foi: 5260 K......

Rui Bernardo Nos motivos brancos, eu gosto de baixar um pouco esse valor, ás vezes, vou até aos 4000ºK dependendo do fundo da imagem..., exprimenta, logo vês se gostas

Henrique Nascimento Catarina o valor dos 5260K é de certa forma para ser o mais coincidente com o valor "K" dos strobes..... mas vou experimentar. Rui Bernardo

Rui Bernardo Pode ser q gostes..., as "regras" são para quebrar...

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Sim, concordo.... vamos a ver se lá em baixo consigo lembrar-me disso, :)))

Rui Bernardo Agora a critica á imagem..., as pontas da flabelina, quase da mesma côr do fundo da imagem, tira-lhe força...

Eric van Andel can we keep it in English???

Rui Bernardo ops!, i'm sorry

Solomon Baksh English would be great. I have been translating in Google Translator!

Henrique Nascimento Catarina OK, sorry about that :(((, Rui ask me how it was the WB, I answear him, the WB used in this shot was 5260K, He tell me to try next time in white subjects a value a litle less, arround 4000K......

Eric van Andel thanks!

Solomon Baksh yep, that what Google Translator said! LOL

Solomon Baksh do you shoot in RAW?

Solomon Baksh because I shoot RAW all the time and I just leave in Auto WB then adjust it in ACR

Henrique Nascimento Catarina in both, RAW and jpg fine...

Solomon Baksh great

Solomon Baksh do you think it makes a difference adjusting the WB in camera rather than in Adobe Camera RAW

Rui Bernardo Solomon, if you process a raw in your computer, is it diferent than process in the camera body?

Henrique Nascimento Catarina I try to get the best settings to get the best shot from the jpg, some times I need to process the raw to get an image that I like more.... but this is just my opinion....

Solomon Baksh For me there is no difference. I have found that I have more control using Adobe Camera RAW than changing in the camera. If you were shooting only JPEGs then it would be wise to change the WB setting in the camera

Henrique Nascimento Catarina and, if you can get the best settings on the camera, even if you go to change something after on an software, you don't need to do so many changes, the image can be already perfect for you ...... Solomon Baksh

Solomon Baksh i agree with you on the issue of the jpeg being the best. I publish my own dive magazine and only use RAW images. I even demand it from the other freelance photographer we hire. There is a lot more control using RAW image for publishing. Better color correction and easier to adjust WB

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Solomon Baksh, I not saying jpg is the best, in RAW you can change more the image and correct, and also make a totaly different image from the original, the quaestion is, in some photos contest, you just can use jpg's, so you must control and chage the settings to get the best jpg shot you can, and give you a better perception when you fall, or what you should do next time to get a better image...... for me, when I see the image at home, if the jpg is OK, and I liked I post the jpg diretly, if not, I go to RAW file and Try to get it better, and then post the jpg file from the RAW.....

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 30 Mar 2012
O Gajo Dos Olivais Flabellina babai with rinophores syndactyly Detail, no crop. Sesimbra, Portugal Canon 450D, featuring 44mm automatic extension tubes and a Subsee +10, Ultramax UXDS-1 x 2 set at 2/4 each Lens: Canon EF 28-80 f/3.5-5.6USM Focal Dist: 67mm f/25 1/200 ISO 100

Message posted on UWphotographers on 07 Sep 2012
Fabrizio Frixa Flabellina babai Flabellina white Ionian coast of eastern Sicily. S. Maria La Scala fraz. Acireale (CT) Depth 34m

Ernst Andres Uuuuuh = Silver Arrow (Y) I love it <3

Vito Giannecchini Bellissima Fabrizio!

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 21 Oct 2013
João Pedro Silva Has anyone ever did a "heat map" of the number of species observed per time of the year? For instance, here in Portugal in May-June one can see 20+ species in a single dive but barely exceeding 10 species during the winter months.

Brendan Oonk Thanks to "Stichting Anemoon" and their MOO-project we have good data on seasonal occurance of nudibranches in the Netherlands. The molluscs Atlas that will be published next year contains some graphs showing this seasonal shift. It might be posible to combine these graphs with watertemperature data..... Not sure who has the time, and the wish to do this though

João Pedro Silva Looking forward to see the Atlas. My idea for that map was restricted to the NE Atlantic where we have some species occurring more frequently in different periods in different areas, like Limacia clavigera or Polycera quadrilineata. Not sure these yearly variations are temperature related.

Peter H van Bragt Hello Joao, best nudi spotting along the Dutch coast is for sure late spring (May-July). up to 15-18speciesin a weekend by a single diver. Water temp is than approx 14-16 degrees C, I do not have the data with me where I am now. As far as I know the record is 13 species on one single dive out of a total of 57 species ever been recorded in the Netherlands. Winter time water temps drop here to 0-2 degrees C. Few nudis like this, but most species larvae seem to survive OK. Cheers Peter

João Pedro Silva Thanks, Peter! That period coincides with the peak of nudibranch diversity also here in Portugal, only with a few exceptions like Cadlina laevis and Spurilla neapolitana which appear to be more frequent during the winter. Yes, many species can be found at any time, namely most Felimare villafranca, Felimare cantabrica, 'Felimida' purpurea, Flabellina babai and others. Water temperature has been "strange" during the past few years frequently with 18-19ºC during autumn and 13-14ºC in August. But the temperatures here are usually between 13ºC-19ºC, being 15-16ºC the most common values (and these can occur at any time of the year, it's 16ºC right now). I don't know the "national record" but my personal record until last June was something like 18 or 19 species during a single dive... then I had several dives over 20 species until I got to see 26 during a single dive on the 20th of June.

Peter H van Bragt Hello Joao, we also have some typical winter species, e,g. Aeolidia papillosa: juveniles start in september, they develop through winter, spawn and die in early spring. At your place water temps seem to be rather stable, here they differ greatly between summer and winter and this causes big differences in biodiversity. How large is the Portugese nudi fauna list (incl. species that are extreme rare or have not been seen for a while)?

João Pedro Silva We have ~140 nudibranch species. Latest checklist (2004) has 215 opisthobranchs. Mine and Gonçalo Calado's recent field guide has 115 species (95 nudibranchs and 20 other opisthobranchs) including some which were not included for Portugal in the 2004's checklist (yet present in the checklist as it includes the entire Iberian Peninsula plus the archipelagos of Açores, Madeira, Canarias and Baleares).

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 06 Dec 2012
René Weterings Yes....this pictures contains a Nudi!! Go find it! ;-) (hippocampus hippocampus, found on divesite "Zoetersbout" in the Eastern Scheldt in the Netherlands on the 24th of october 2012.

João Pedro Silva I think there's something on the lower left corner but with this image size I can't be sure.

René Weterings I will have a look tonight at home, but I don't know what you mean.

René Weterings The nudi I meant is on the seahorses neck! It is an Elysia viridis.

João Pedro Silva Ah, now I see it! You can only see the head and the rhinophores and part of the parapodia of this Elysia viridis!

João Pedro Silva Did you spot it while shooting or only after seen the photo on the computer screen? I've gathered a few dozens of what I call "uninvited guest" photos. The most dramatic find was of a Cuthona caerulea on a photo of a Flabellina babai... and it was found two and a half years after the shot was taken :)

René Weterings Haha...funny. No, I didn't see it under water, only after watching the pictures on my computer at home!

João Pedro Silva This is my "uninvited guests" set on Flickr. Many nudibranchs but also parasites, copepods, shrimp, etc: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/sets/72157625904859297/with/4767925310/

René Weterings Nice!!

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 26 Oct 2012
Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos Another yellow.Eubranchus Farrani from Galicia Spain.

João Pedro Silva Interestingly this doesn't show orange blotches on the median area of the body.

João Pedro Silva And another interesting characteristic: white pigment on the tip of the foot. I think Lucas Cervera would like to see this.

Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos Thanks Joao.I never see here this nudi. If you need I made him a lot of photos. There are other photos with de cerata not "inflated".

João Pedro Silva I never got a decent shot of E. farrani. And yesterday there were 2 next to a Flabellina babai and at least one of them clearly shows the orange blotches: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/7132378367/

Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos This one is very similar http://www.nudibranch.org/Scottish%20Nudibranchs/html/eubranchus-farrani-20.html

João Pedro Silva Jim's photo shows the typical yellow/orange blotches on the body but yours does not. That's what's puzzling me :)

Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos Norwegian ones http://www.seawater.no/fauna/mollusca/farrani.html

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 30 Apr 2012
Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos From Galicia Spain. Vigo

Josep LLuis Peralta Rebull Flabellina babai

Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos Thank You Nudimaster. I know

João Pedro Silva Interesting how not so long ago this was thought to be endemic to the Mediterranean. Right after Hypselodoris villafranca, it's the most common and easily seen nudibranch here in Portugal.

Erling Svensen THIS was a beautiful one. Congratulations...! Can you export one to Norway? (alive)

João Pedro Silva Don't know if it would survive the trip (they are fairly large and active so I suppose their metabolism is rather fast). I'm often asked if this species is expanding its distribution. I really don't know but I'm more inclined to say that there are more "nudi aware" divers with cameras and also more diving spots.

Carlos Fernández-Cid Ramos Thanks Joao and Erling. It´s my first Babai in Galicia. It´s rare here. The H.Villafranca and Cantabrica are the most common

João Pedro Silva The "Top 5" in frequency here in Portugal are Hypselodoris villafranca, Flabellina babai, Hypselodoris cantabrica, Hypselodoris tricolor and Chromodoris krohni.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 12 Apr 2012
Ana Claudia Ferreira

Ana Claudia Ferreira Sesimbra- Portugal

Sigmer Quiroga seaslug

Roy Arthur David Lontoh Agree with Sigmer, this image is seaslug not marine flatworm...

Anne Diver where was the photo taken

Erwin Koehler Flabellina babai Schmekel, 1973

Message posted on Marine Flatworms on 26 Oct 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Flabellinoidea (Superfamily)
                  Flabellinidae (Family)
                    Flabellina (Genus)
                      Flabellina babai (Species)
Associated Species