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Costasiella kuroshimae

Ichikawa, 1993

Ajiex Dharma Costasiella kuroshimae Cannon G10 WP-DC28 iso: 80 1/160s f8.0 single strobe subsee+5

Ron Silver :-D

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 11 Oct 2013
Ajiex Dharma Costasiella kuroshimae

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 08 Jul 2013
Malida Alcazar Costasiella kuroshimae - Anilao, Philippines Olympus XZ1

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 03 May 2013
Gary Cobb While I am on the subject of Costasiella kuroshimae here is this species we find quite a bit here on the Sunshine Coast.

Tim Ho What's this one called please? http://youtu.be/49k1lEXxbkA

Ron Silver This sapsucking slug is known as Costasiella kuroshimae

Tim Ho Thanks Ron :)

Malida Alcazar Anilao, Philippines

Cynthia D. Trowbridge Sacoglossan Costasiella on Avrainvillea... could be several species of Costasiella but cannot tell which without a better head shot.

Malida Alcazar Thanks Cynthia D. Trowbridge :)

Shane Siers My guess is C. kuroshimae.

Cynthia D. Trowbridge There at least 2 species going under the name C. kuroshimae (based on molecular and reproductive evidence). The original description was so poor that the best anyone can do--and what we have done--is study the species at the type location. Our research on the problems of C. "kuroshimae" was presented at the Japanese malacology meeting several years ago. The abstract is in Venus: Hirano, Y.M., Trowbridge, C.D., Sudo, K., Nishida, K., and Hirano, Y.J. 2010. âœCostasiella kuroshimae” and the diversity of Costasiella (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Sacoglossa) in Japan [in Japanese]. Venus 69: 94.

Shane Siers Viva science! Thank you, Cynthia.

Malida Alcazar Thank you Shane Siers

Nadia Chiesi I have .... :-) :-) but my shot is not so beautiful!!! Today in Secret Bay !!!!

Malida Alcazar Yes, Nadia Chiesi, SBay :)

IkeBe Ph 2mm @ 30ft Anilao, Batangas

Gary Cobb This is Costasiella kuroshimae Ichikawa, 1993

Malida Alcazar Sapsucking Slug - Anilao, Philippines Olympus XZ-1

Ron Silver Costasiella kuroshimae

Malida Alcazar Thanks Ron Silver for ID :)

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp (Y)

Alessya Festa congratulations to the photographer ... good clinical eye really difficult to find the artist ludibranco Camouflage ... I apologize for my English

Malida Alcazar thnaks Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp, Alessya Festa

Michael Liebetrau nice http://www.michaelliebetrau.de/#/tauchfotos/philippinen-2013/bild46/

Malida Alcazar Thanks Michael

Message posted on UWphotographers on 12 Jun 2013
Lynn Wu Costasiella(cerata green with reddish tips) Puri Jati in North Bali. Olympus Pen E-PL5 + PT-EP10 underwater housing, INON Z240 x 1, Olympus 60mm Macro, SubSee +10, ISO 200 1/125 f/5.6

Pere Rubio Great picture !!

Malida Alcazar Super fantastic!!

Boomer William Wing Costasiella kuroshimae Great pic

Grant Willetts Beautiful pic of a beautiful nudie!!!

Vito Giannecchini Good shot!

Susan Demasters Wonderful!

Steve Kuo Awesome nudi!

Vania Kam Super love <3

Elise Gorchels The colors on this are amazing!!

John Lin Nice shooting !It's so cute!

Mutsumi Sato small eyes!! so cute :)

Yen-Yi Lee Super shot!!

Juliane Schwettling Hot shot!

신보리 OMG soooo cute!!

KiSang Lee super GOOD

Franz Pokorny Wow ;)

May Kwong lovely ;p

Tini Palar beautiful

Doug Anderson Very nice!

Dita Liu wow!

Mia Evans Amazing- how was puri jati? Debating whether to go next month or not. Last time we saw quite a few mimics there

Ahmet Yay Excellent shot...:)

Jürgen Kössler interesting nudi.

Suzan Meldonian soooooooo cute!

Lynn Wu Thanks everyone for the likes & comments!

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 12 Nov 2013
Maikel Tamalihis Gili Trawangan/Lombok Indonesi, with Bee Diver

Maikel Tamalihis anyone now this nudibranch?

Orietta Rivolta Could be Costasiella kuroshimae Ichikawa,1993 http://www.nudipixel.net/photo/00012969/

Erwin Koehler a Costasiella 4 sure, there are many very similar species with poor descriptions by Ichikawa

Cynthia D. Trowbridge there are many more species (undescribed) in Okinawa ...we have been studying them for many years, particularly from the type localities of Ichikawa's species

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 15 Nov 2012
Gary Cobb I'll bet you all will love this critter! 5 mm long.

Barbara Mehli But what is it?

Ashley Missen Great shot of a Costasiella kuroshimae

Gary Cobb Correct!

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 13 Sep 2011
Imade Widana P.S dive point with G12

Wai YeeHoo Very lovely!

Tom Hobock Really Great picture my friend Imade

Tom Hobock Really Great picture my friend Imade

Galina Maslova Very special

Ron Silver Kuro Sapsucking Slug, Costasiella kuroshimae

Imade Widana Thank you Wai YeeHoo, Tom Tom Hobock, Galina Maslova and as specialy as Mr. Ron Ron Silver

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Imade Widana Thanks Stuart Pearce

Antonio Colacino Nice creature for a great shot :)

Imade Widana Thanks Antonio Colacino

Uwe Schmolke You still have good eyes my friend. Nice shot, like it a lot.

Imade Widana Hahaha . . . . .just try focuse Uwe

Tom Hobock Still love it Imade

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 18 Oct 2013
Imade Widana P.S dive point with G12

Ron Silver Kuro Sapsucking Slug, Costasiella kuroshimae

Imade Widana Thanks Mr. Ron

Ron Silver :-D

Stuart Pearce Great shot :)

Imade Widana Thanks Stuart Pearce

Antonio Colacino A great shot Imade :)

Imade Widana Thanks Antonio Colacino.

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 18 Oct 2013
Ajiex Dharma Costsiella kuroshimae Cannon G10 WP-DC 28 ISO: 80 1/160s f8.0 single strobe subsee+5

Ron Silver :-D Costasiella kuroshimae

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Stefano Scortegagna Bellissima

Ajiex Dharma Thank you Stuart Pearce and Stefano Scortegagna for your comment ,really appreciate:)

Ahmet Yay I like it Ajiex Dharma. I want to take it again...:)

Bulle Dô OHHHHH !

Ajiex Dharma Thanks Ahmet Yay:) yes you will!

Ajiex Dharma Thank Bulle Dô:)

Sabine Van Durmen beautiful

Ernst Andres <3 I love it <3

Ajiex Dharma Thank you Sabine Van Durmen ,Ernst Andres :;-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 11 Oct 2013
Gary Cobb Photos and species list from our 2 dives yesterday. 38 Species found at Flinders Reef Moreton Island, 10m viz, beautiful diving day, no swell and no surge, 25C water temp. 1st dive/2nd dive. *most species found this outing. Aegires flores 1 Ardeadoris pullata /1 *Chromodoris elisabethina 2/8 Chromodoris kuiteri 1/1 Chromodoris lochi /1 Costasiella kuroshimae Cratena cf. affinis 1 Cratena simba 2 Dermatobranchus cf. primus /1 Dermatobranchus rodmani /2 Elysia cf. furvacauda /1 Found at 1m on the mooring rope! Flabellina bicolor 1 Flabellina sp. 1 5 Found at 5m on the mooring rope! Glossodoris cincta 1 Goniobranchus geometricus 1 Halgerda cf. willeyi 1 Halgerda sp. 1 1 Our 540th species! I have never seen this species, ever. Hypselodoris godeffroyana /1 Hypselodoris maculosa 1 Jorunna sp. 3 /1 Marianina rosea /1 Micromelo undata /1 Noumea simplex /1 Phyllidia elegans 1 Phyllidia ocellata 1 Phyllidia picta 1 Phyllidiella lizae /2 Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/2 Protaeolidiella juliae /2 Thorunna daniellae 1 Thuridilla carlsoni 7/1 Thuridilla gracilis 1/1 Thuridilla neona 1 Thuridilla splendens 1 Trinchesia ornata 1/4 Trinchesia ornata 3/2 Trinchesia sp. 16 /1 Our 539th species! Trinchesia sp. 6 /1

Gary Cobb Correction: Halgerda sp. 2 is correct.

Andre Snoopy Montenegro Please ID found at 5 meters around 1 cm size Dauin Philippines .

Jeff Rosenfeld Costasiella usagi - See http://www.nudipixel.net/photo/00011097/

Andre Snoopy Montenegro thank you Jeff!

Andre Snoopy Montenegro different from Costasiella kuroshimae right?

Frank Krasovec Costasiella kuroshimae taken in Feb 2012 Dauin PHL: http://wetlens.smugmug.com/Underwater/Philippines/nudibranch/21852522_Cc5XXV#!i=1742976287&k=PVLPHFq

Cynthia D. Trowbridge very different from C. kuroshimae species complex. The Indo-Pacific is a hotspot of Costasiella speciation.

Anna Nudi Burn Very cool nudi!

Cynthia D. Trowbridge sacoglossan, not nudibranch :-)

Anna Nudi Burn My bad! - Very cool sacoglossan :-D

Gary Cobb We had a surgy couple of dives at Flinders Reef Moreton Island yesterday and found 26 species. Here is David Mullins, me and Jo posing at the surface interval in our new H1 Hybrid Waterproof drysuits, very warm aboard Mischief.

Gary Cobb Here the list of species we found: Berthellina citrina Chromodoris aspersa Chromodoris elisabethina Chromodoris lochi Cratena lineata Cratena simba Chromodoris burni Costasiella kuroshimae Doriprismatica atromarginata Elysia sp. 1 Goniobranchus collingwoodi Goniobranchus cf. verrieri Goniodoridella sp. 2 Hypselodoris whitei Plocamopherus imperialis Phyllidiopsis burni Phyllidiella pustulosa Phyllidiella lizae Risbecia godeffroyana Roboastra gracilis Thuridilla livida Thuridilla neona Thuridilla carlsoni Thuridilla gracilis Thuridilla splendens Trinchesia sp. 8

Patrik Good Congrats, good work. The variety of Thuridilla is exciting. With a few of the species I was not sure if they have just changed their names or if I just haven't come across them yet (eg. had to look Dori-S-prismatica atromarginata up).

Gary Cobb Sorry these suits are D1 species not H1!

Gary Cobb Patrik where did you find the spelling with an 's'? I had a re-look at the paper and it is spelled Doriprismatica, -> no 's'. Thanks! Yes we find quite a few Thuridilla at Flinders Reef.

Jim Anderson Your new suits are the business - I've been diving in one for 10 months, even down to 6 deg C. Not a problem your likely to have.

Gary Cobb Patrik the spelling of Doriprismatica is correct according to the paper.

Gary Cobb Hey Jim so you have a Di Hybrid?? Nice work. I love the suit!

Patrik Good Sorry Gary Cobb. Here the link I got it from: http://clade.ansp.org/obis/search.php/3587

Gary Cobb Patrik I think this site is old. It is saying Dorisprismatica is a synonym.

Gary Cobb I have written to Richard to get verification.

Ashley Missen Is there an email version coming out

Gary Cobb See thread above!

Gary Cobb 27 species actually!

Roy Arthur David Lontoh Costasiella sp??? 5mm @12m. Seraya Secret, Tulamben-Bali.

Jeff Rosenfeld Costasiella kuroshimae (Ichikawa, 1993)

Roy Arthur David Lontoh Thank you Jeff :)

Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Sacoglossa (Order)
            Plakobranchacea (Suborder)
              Limapontioidea (Superfamily)
                Limapontiidae (Family)
                  Costasiella (Genus)
                    Costasiella kuroshimae (Species)
Associated Species