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Chromodoris annae

Bergh, 1877


Ilan Lubitz Nudibranch (Chromodoris annae) Anilao Philippines. Nikon D3x. 60mm. sb-105.

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

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 23 Sep 2013
Tony Shih Nudibranch (Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877) - Puerto Galera, Philippines. Nikonos RS, Nikonos 50mm, YS-250Pro, Velvia 100

Message posted on UWphotographers on 09 Nov 2013
Tiur Aldha "Chromodoris annae" Location: Mabul - Sabah, Malaysia SONY NEX5n, Aquatica uw housing, YSD-1 single strobe, inon +5 uwl, 30 mm macro lens

Message posted on UWphotographers on 27 Oct 2013
Ilan Lubitz Nudibranch (Chromodoris annae) Anilao Philippines. Nikon D3x. 60mm. sb-105.

Raphael Tasselli bella....

Sylvie Lalane superbe

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Sep 2013
Sean Sydnor Head on shot of a Chromodoris annae while diving in Anilao, PH.

Gary Cobb A very beautiful species!

Gero Rinaldo Chromodoris annae - Lembeh strait (north sulawesi) Sony DSC WX1, f/5.6, 1/250 sec., ISO 400

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 28 Dec 2012
Chris Spence I think this is Chromodoris Annae? Rottnest Island WA.

Ken Thongpila wow! very cool... I love front shot...

Manfred Keller Chromodoris annae - Puerto Galera (Philippines)

Rose-Trevor Wilshaw Wow fantastic colour

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 26 Oct 2013
Ilan Lubitz Nudibranch (Chromodoris annae) Anilao Philippines. Nikon D3x. 60mm. sb-105.

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

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 23 Sep 2013
Ilan Lubitz Nudibranch (Chromodoris annae) Anilao Philippines. Nikon D3x. 60mm. sb-105.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 23 Sep 2013
Tony Shih Nudibranch (Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877) - Puerto Galera, Philippines. Nikonos RS, Nikonos 50mm, YS-250Pro, Velvia 100

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 09 Nov 2013
Albert Hartono Chromodoris annae from lembeh

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 27 Mar 2013
Alvin Toh Chromodoris Annae Taken @ Lembeh Sony NEX5 Aquapazza Housing 2 x Inon Z240 F18 1/160 ISO200

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 16 May 2012
Davide Barzazzi Chromodoris annae Moal Boal - Philippines

Ron Silver :-D

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 23 Sep 2013
Ilan Lubitz Nudibranch (Chromodoris annae) Anilao Philippines. Nikon D3x. 60mm. sb-105.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 23 Sep 2013
Raffaele Livornese Chromodoris annae, Moalboal, Philippines Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikor 105mm, F/16, 1/160 sec. Iso 100, 2 X Inon Z240 with Emanuela Purificato

Marco Paravella molto bella

Nadia Chiesi Bella Raffaele ! :-))

Walter Bassi Wow Raffaele perfect colours beautiful subject

Raffaele Livornese Thanks to all... ;)

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 30 Mar 2012
Iyad Suleyman Chromodoris annae Nikon D3S, Micro-Nikkor 105mm +10 diopter SubSee. ISO 200, f16 ,1/200

Elly Jeurissen Just wonderful!!! :-)

Craig De Wit Great picture, thanks for sharing

Iyad Suleyman Thank you Elly and Craig, for your nice comment :)

Sandy You nice angle

Iyad Suleyman Thank you Sandy!

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 18 Jun 2013
Gero Rinaldo Chromodoris annae - Lembeh strait (north sulawesi) Sony DSC WX1, f/5.6, 1/250 sec., ISO 400

Message posted on UWphotographers on 28 Dec 2012
Iyad Suleyman Nudibranch - Chromodoris annae Nikon D3S 105mm( +10 diopter) f/16 ISO 200 1/200

Yann Oulia great !!!!

Iyad Suleyman Thank you Yann :-)

Nimrod Shay Wonderful!!!!

Miguel Angel Marquez Navarrete Great shot !!!

Adriano Morettin Very nice !!!

Niky Šímová Beautiful! :)

Andre Snoopy Montenegro great shot

Iyad Suleyman Thanks a lot for nice words to Nimrod Shay, Miguel Angel Marquez Navarrete, Adriano Morettin, Niky Šímová and Andre Snoopy Montenegro! ;-) I am glad you like it!

Iyad Suleyman Thank for 100 likes! :-)

Iyad Suleyman Thanks Gemma Gil for your comment... I hope to have even more likes... :-)

Manolo García Very, very, very nice and great shot, love it

Erik K F Goossens cool stuff !

Iyad Suleyman Thank you very much,Manolo García andErik K F Goossens! :-)

Concetta Quagliarulo Great! :)

Andone Egaña Aspiazu wooooowwwww!!!!!

Iyad Suleyman Thank you Andone Egaña Aspiazu and Concetta Quagliarulo!

Iyad Suleyman a great thanks to all likes! ;-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 06 Sep 2012
Malida Alcazar But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Khalil Gibran Anilao, Philippines

Iris Dielhenn Malida, your quotation of Khalil Gibran is wonderfully fitting to your pic! :-)

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

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 19 Sep 2013
Kristin Anderson Duelling Moridilla brockii. I've not seen nudibranchs "fight" before but the bigger one was totally chasing & whaling on the smaller one. Finally the smaller one was pushed (or jumped) off of this background and floated down to the sand below. I didn't get the sequence, unfortunately, as I was having some strobe issues. It all happened pretty fast - very cool to watch! Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia

Rahul Meh-unpronouncable That is one hell of a photo!

Gary Cobb Nice work Kristin!

Gary Cobb Chromodoris annae has also been recorded "fighting" and actually tearing each others flesh away!

Kyle English i thinkk these ones eat other nudi's hence the hunt? great shot

Tini Palar great shot, very colourful

Bernard Picton I haven't got any papers here at the moment but I think this might be sexual behaviour. If so I don't know if it has been observed before but I remember that some Facelinids have strange penial anatomy and might use nematocysts to stimulate the partner.

Claretta Spada Very Very nice

Serhat Tarık Erdem Nice pict.

Arnico Lumangyao Cartalla Hanging by the Moment Maumere, Flores, Indonesia

Jon Chamberlain Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877, and quite an interesting colour variation with the orange central stripe

Arnico Lumangyao Cartalla thanks Bro

Arnico Lumangyao Cartalla this ones a little skinnier than the other one i saw before

Gary Cobb Gary Cobb It would be good to see a close-up of the blue part of the mantle. If this was Chromodoris annae (attached) there would be quite large pores in the blue. I would call this Chromodoris cf. colemani http://www.seaslugforum.net/chrcfcol.htm

Ashley Missen I agree Gary

Gary Cobb Thanks Ash:)

Christopher Thorn Unfamiliar looking C species... Puerta Gallera, 15 m, 15 mm.

Gary Cobb This is Chromodoris annae known for it's 'pitted' mantle!

Christopher Thorn C species orgy? Apo reef, Sulu sea, 18 m, 30 mm.

Nathalie Yonow Chromodoris annae.

Wolfgang Rotschek "Blondie and Glide" Yap, Micronesia

Gary Cobb Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877

David John Haintz Alona Beach house reef, Bohol Philipines at 16m

Ashley Missen Great Pic David -looks like you have some good stats ??

David John Haintz Heading out tomorrow will be looking for more.

Gary Cobb This is Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877

Bernard Maglana

Gary Cobb Chromodoris annae Bergh,1877

Cora van der Draaij

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 31 Oct 2013
Maikel Tamalihis Chromodoris, Gili Trawangan

Bloc Dixhuit "Mom, i'm here !"

Gary Cobb This is Chromodoris annae

Josh Milligan He is looking both ways before crossing the coral.

Maikel Tamalihis hahaha thanks for the funny comments

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 28 Sep 2012
Günni Suttka Mindor/ Philippinen Canon G12 mit ys 110a, 1/60, Blende 5,6

Gary Cobb This is Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 18 Aug 2012
Ahmet Yay Manado, Negri Canon 40 D - Canon 60 mm macro - 2xYS-110 Flash 1/125, f:10 Asa:100

Joaquin Muñoz lindo

María Eugenia Suárez Name/nombre?

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Ahmet Yay Thank you very much María Eugenia Suárez and Giorgio Cavallaro. Its name is Chromodoris Annae-2.

María Eugenia Suárez Great! Thank you, I collect the photos of nudis and I like to have them identified. Your photos are in my collection, I hope you don't mind.

Ahmet Yay I'm pleasure María Eugenia Suárez.

María Eugenia Suárez Thanks!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 25 May 2013
Juan Mario Gomez Alda Nudibranquio... colores... Mabul...

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 08 Jul 2013
Imade Widana Padangbai dive, Nov, 10, 2013.

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Myriam Alencar belle

Imade Widana Thanks to Ron Silver and marci Myriam Alencar.

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Gina Bittencourt Fantastic !!! :)

Marie-therese Bertin très beau!!!!

Imade Widana Thanks to Stuart Pearce, Gina and Marie

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 10 Nov 2013
Arnico Lumangyao Cartalla "Nudi leap of Faith"

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Tom Hobock Free falling

Ernst Andres Beauty :-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 14 Oct 2013
Malida Alcazar Nudibranch - Anilao, Philippines

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

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Ernst Andres Love it <3

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Shohei Shigeta nice !

Antonio Colacino Excellent and superb shot :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 10 Oct 2013
Davide Barzazzi Nudi from Moal Boal - philippines

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Ernst Andres Beauty <3

Stuart Pearce Great shot :)

Ilse Merz very nice

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

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 23 Sep 2013
Malida Alcazar Nudi - Anilao, Philippines

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

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Stuart Pearce Beautiful :)

Almudena Bartayrés Nudissss!! Haha

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 16 Sep 2013
Imade Widana Padangbai dive site with G12

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Mark Springs great photo

Imade Widana Thanks Ron

Imade Widana Thanks Mark

Robyn Helen Cameron Wow so vivid

Ernst Andres Good one ! Well done ;-)

Imade Widana Thanks Robyn

Imade Widana Thanks Ernst

Ilse Merz good shot!

Imade Widana Thanks Ilse

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 21 Aug 2013
Mark Springs nudibranch Taken in philippenes

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 20 Aug 2013
Jon Chamberlain Chromodoris annae or Chromodoris dianae? Found at 10m, Hoga, Wakatobi, Indonesia. It has the speckled blue mantle, think dark lines and orange mantle spots indicative of C. dianae but the rhinophores and gills are completely orange more indicative of C. lochi. Any thoughts?

Blogie Robillo If not C. dianae then maybe C. michaeli (but definitely not C. annae).

Jon Chamberlain Sorry I meant C. lochi not C. annae

Jon Chamberlain Excellent suggestion, definitely looks most like C. michaeli having had a look on SSF and nudipixel

Marli Wakeling This is a colour form of C. dianae.

Bernard Picton The two colour forms of C. dianae are probably separate species. Unfortunately both are included in the original description so this will make it difficult to say which one gets the name C. dianae. There is a good thread on SSForum re. this.

Gary Cobb Agreed!

Bedirnam Yilmaz Muhteşem.. !

Harald Schottner chromodoris annae? Sabang, Philippines

Jim Anderson Chromodoris willani

Rie Nakano Chromodoris willani Rudman, 1982

Harald Schottner thanks guys

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 28 May 2012
Ryan Pearson Chromodoris dianae???

Blogie Robillo Looks like Chromodoris willani, but C. willani is supposed to have specked rhinophores & gills...

Erwin Koehler I guess Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877, hard to tell from that angle, the small dark blue spots on sky blue are distinctive

Ryan Pearson Time for a test... I've just returned from the Philippines having dived off Malapascua Island and Moalboal - both in Cebu. Here are some of the gastropods I found on the dives... who can ID the most? :P

Ryan Pearson PS. Not all my finest photo's, and I know there are some double ups :)

Blogie Robillo Nice collection, Ryan! I didn't see #9 in Malapascua...

Sarah Teman Amazing!!

Carl-Johan Nilsson 1 & 9 Hypselodoris bullocki, 2 Chelidonura varians, 3 6 & 24 Chromodoris reticulata, 4 Philinopsis ?, 5 & 11 Thuridilla ?, 7 Ardeadoris egretta, 8 25 & 27 Phyllidia ?, 10 Chromodoris magnifa, 12 ?, 13 22 & 23 Phidiana, 14 & 17 phyllidia varicosa, 15 Nembrotha kubaryana, 16 Phyllidia oscellata, 18 Halgerda batangas, 19 20 & 21 ?, 28 Chromodoris annae.

Carl-Johan Nilsson 5 & 11 is a Elysia?

Christopher Thorn Hi, are these all colour variations of C. magnifica? All individuals photographed on 27/5/12 at Water outlet, Kending, Taiwan. 10 m. 30 - 50 mm.

Blogie Robillo The pair on the lower right are Chromodoris annae.

Christopher Thorn Thanks Blogie, I checked that out on theseaslugforum, seems you are right; they exhibit the pitted blue coloration if c.Annae. Do you think the others are C.magnifica?

Blogie Robillo The upper-right photo shows C. magnifica, but the other two...I'm not sure.

Christopher Thorn Ok, thanks for your input as always:-)

Christopher Thorn upper right also resembles C.elisabethina doesn't it?

Blogie Robillo If I'm not mistaken, C. elisabethina does not have a white mantle outline...

Franca Wermuth-Vezzoli Could the one on the upper left be Chromodoris colemani?

Christopher Thorn Anyone else?

Yatwai So Laying eggs PG 5DMk3 100mmL Subsee+5 Sea n Sea Housing Z240x 2 F 22 1/250 ISO 200

Ahmet Yay Chromodoris annae...:)

Ron Silver Appears to be Chromodoris magnifica

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 18 Nov 2013
Harald Schottner chromodoris magnifica?

Sven Kahlbrock Sollte Chromodoris elizabethina ( Bergh 1877) sein. all over the Indo- West- Pacific

Gary Cobb I agree!

Erwin Koehler the minute dark blue spots on pale blue make it to Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877

Nathalie Yonow this is Chromodoris annae

Gary Cobb Chromodoris annae for sure. You can see the "pits" in the blue mantle.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 26 Jul 2011
Franca Wermuth-Vezzoli I read somewhere that usually the nudibranchs of the same species are seen together - but especially for the first picture I would guess Chromodoris cf colemani and Chromodoris annae. Any comments are appreciated.

Deb Aston This may assist Blogie Robillo First one is Chromodoris annae, second is Chromodoris colemani and third is Chromodoris michaeli.

Blogie Robillo Hi Deb. The 3rd is C. michaeli? Sure doesn't look like it (but I'm no expert). :)

Blogie Robillo A pair of Chromodoris annae, photographed at 70 feet on 8 Jan 2012.

Alexander Niedermair Woowh nice...

Pietro Cremone Blue nudi - Puerto Galera

Ron Silver Chromodoris annae

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 17 May 2013
Franca Wermuth-Vezzoli Camiguin Island, Philippines. Please help to identify. Thanks a lot.

Antonello Nazareno .... Chromodoris dianae ....

Antonello Nazareno ... blue phase ...

Lindz Warren Possibly a pale Chromodoris annae Bergh, 1877?

Roy Arthur David Lontoh Chromodoris michaeli?

Marli Wakeling C. annae. The spots are the clue.

Erwin Koehler the orange tipped gills are not of C. annae, I go with C. dianae

Franca Wermuth-Vezzoli Thanks Erwin, I didn't look at the gills so far and now I learnt to differenciate the two Ch dianae and annae. But.. how about C michaeli? There are these darker patches behind the rhynophores and in the middle (similar to http://www.nudipixel.net/photo/00030690/3/). What do you think?

Lindz Warren definitely C. michaeli Gosliner & Behrens, 1998. See http://slugsite.us/bow/nudwk115.htm

Lindz Warren Likewise but have a read of the slugsite description of C. michaeli.

Lindz Warren It is a tricky little number :)

Lindz Warren Hopefully Terry Gosliner and Dave David Behrens will sort it out!

Gary Cobb In my opinion is looks more like Chroomodoris annae. The gills are not orange tipped, only the very lowest and inside part have white. C. dianae never has yellow on the anterior and posterior ends of the margin and as Erwin said only the gill tips are yellow. This animal has pits inside the black lines which looks more like C. annae, C. dianae has what appear to be pits all the way to the margin. In closing I would say this animal looks more like C. annae. :)

Gary Cobb I have looked closely at the central region of the mantle and am having second thoughts. This area looks more like frosty mottling with transparent and opaque white speck versus pits. Because this animal has what appears to be both traits I would call it Chromodoris cf. annae

Gary Cobb A high resolution photo of the central region would tell for sure. Thank you for listening.

Terry Gosliner Looks like a Chromodoris michaeli to me, but it certainly has aspects of C. diannae. It could possibly be a weird hybrid as members of this group have been observed mating with different species.

Gary Cobb I agree with Terry this could be a hybrid.

Franca Wermuth-Vezzoli Thanks so much, Gary Cobb and Terry Gosliner, I'm really excited about this discussion and the outcome of it. It is so good to have this site, thanks a lot!

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Doridoidea (Superfamily)
                  Chromodorididae (Family)
                    Chromodoris (Genus)
                      Chromodoris annae (Species)
Associated Species