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Phyllidia flava

Aradas, 1847

Raffaele Picardi A juvenile Phyllidia flava? This shot take at 20 meters. Capo Vaticano - Tropea - Italy

Raffaele Picardi Could you help me João ?

João Pedro Silva Ah, this is an exquisite find! Not P. flava (see the gills in the back). This is probably a lessepsian migrant which has already been photographed in Malta (relatively near from where you found this one and even closer to the presumed "entry point", the Suez): Tambja limaciformis. http://www.nudipixel.net/photo/00041363/

Raffaele Picardi Great João!! :D Thank you so much!!!!

João Pedro Silva You're welcome! You might want to check if this is the first sighting for Italy of this species.

Raffaele Picardi Wonderful to be the first to have photographed here in Italy :D

João Pedro Silva Not sure if you're the first but it's very likely :)

Raffaele Picardi :)

Lucas CerCur Probably, Tambja limaciformis. Marta Pola and other colleagues was studying material collected from Balearic Is. Unfortunately, it was not posible to get partial sequences of COI and other genes in order to compare with sequences of material from Indo-Pacific.

João Pedro Silva Lucas, besides the Balearic Islands and Malta, do you know if it had already been reported from Italy?

Lucas CerCur No, this would be the first time.

João Pedro Silva There you go, Raffaele Picardi: you've got the first sighting for Italy of Tambja limaciformis :)

Vinicius Padula I saw a photo a few months ago from the Mediterranean, need to check from where.

Lucas CerCur But the right thing would be to sequece such material (or that from Malta of Balearic Is) and compare with the sequences of T. limaciformis from Indo PAcific. Thus you would be sure.

Lucas CerCur Is the collection place close to some harbour?

Raffaele Picardi Hi Lucas! The place was approximately 2 miles from the coast. In Tirrenian sea, in South Italy, in a place called "Capo Vaticano" near Tropea.

Lucas CerCur Close to the Gulf of Naples?

João Pedro Silva The only photos I've seen from the Med. were in Malta. 3 sightings on Medslugs (2006, 2010 and 2012: http://www.medslugs.de/E/Med/Tambja_limaciformis.htm), one of them also on Nudipixel (2012) and another from October 2012 also on Nudipixel: http://www.nudipixel.net/photo/00041363/

Raffaele Picardi to the South...in Calabria region ...here a link: https://maps.google.it/maps?q=Capo+Vaticano+.info,+Ricadi,+VV&hl=it&sll=38.6394,15.839539&sspn=0.378651,0.727158&oq=Capo+&hq=Capo+Vaticano+.info,+Ricadi,+VV&radius=15000&t=m&z=13

Lucas CerCur OK

Tracey Howley love it... wow

Delos Reyes Eddie beautiful

Jaime Romero ¿Name.......................? Lanzarote-Canary Islands

Jaime Romero Is a Plantelmintos?

Antoni López-Arenas Cama Phyllidia flava! http://www.opistobranquis.org/ca/guia/104

João Pedro Silva No, it's a nudibranch: Phyllidia flava

Jaime Romero Gracias otra vez,es que perdí mis archivos y estoy recuperando las fotos pero no me acordaba de la mayoría de sus nombres.

Lucas CerCur Es curioso que esta especie no se ha citado en ningún sitio (que yo sepa) entre Cataluña y las Canarias.

Antoni López-Arenas Cama La verdad es que en Cataluña tampoco se ve a menudo, habitualmente a mas de 30 metros de profundidad :-P

Jaime Romero Aquí la encontré a esa profundidad más o menos.

Lucas CerCur En Baleares se ha citado una vez, creo.

João Pedro Silva Há uma foto do Peter Wirtz na Madeira: http://www.medslugs.de/E/Atl-E/Phyllidia_flava.htm

Lucas CerCur Tienes razón João Pedro Silva, no me acordaba. Pero, es solo la única cita.

Antoni López-Arenas Cama Aquí tienes un par de citas mas en las Baleares: http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/rosidepalma/5898116188/ http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/miguelbarcelosub/8690000924/

Susannah Erbe which sites are you getting these lovely nudis from??

Jaime Romero Susanne, All my "nudis", I found my home in Lanzarote, Canary islands, especially on night dives.

João Pedro Silva People often forget there are hundreds of species in the Mediterranean and the NE Atlantic :)

Susannah Erbe Jaime - i used to live in Lanzarote so i was wondering which specific dive sites... i found some there but these are all new to me ;-) except the flabellinas

Athos Mastropierro Phyllidia flava

Message posted on UWphotographers on 02 Nov 2013
Athos Mastropierro Phyllidia flava

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Athos Mastropierro Thank you Stuart

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 02 Nov 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Phyllidioidea (Superfamily)
                  Phyllidiidae (Family)
                    Phyllidia (Genus)
                      Phyllidia flava (Species)
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