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Mexichromis mariei

(Crosse, 1872)

KiSang Lee Nudibranch Anilao Philippines 5D mark2 100mm lens sea & sea housing YS250 strobe F13 S1/250 ISO100

John Paul Connor Magnifique

Ron Silver Mexichromis mariei

Russell Gilbert Killer shot - really dynamite.

Diana Schmitt Glowing from within :) Nice image Kisang!

KiSang Lee Thanks John Paul Connor Ron Silver Russell Gilbert Diana Schmitt

Yutaka Takizawa Nice shot.....(^.^)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 14 Aug 2013
Kelvin Ong A group of four nudi stay togather.... anyone can identified this nudi?

Sue Brown What is a group of nudis called?

Chris Cunnold Good point Sue Brown - what is the collective noun for a group of nudi's, I'd love to know.

Kelvin Ong Sorry my bad grammar and english. Should say four nudis.

Chris Cunnold For snails it's an "escargatoire", a "rout" or a "walk".

Marli Wakeling They appear to be Mexichromis mariei. Location is really important to post when asking for an I.D.

Sue Brown Kelvin Ong my question had nothing to do with your grammar. I'm sure everyone understood perfectly what you said. I am just curious about the collective noun that would be used for this group.

João Pedro Silva How about a "nudibunch"?

Sue Brown Love it João Pedro Silva :-)

Christian Skauge João that rocks! Nudibunch it is :-D

Kelvin Ong Haha Nudibunch sound good. Ohh saw this in dive site: seraya tulamben, bali

Gary Cobb a Gaggle!

David Ennew in france its a nudi brunch

João Pedro Silva David Ennew, that should be "nudibranche"... which would be kind of redundant. By the way, what do you call a bunch of "nudinerds"? Maybe a "nudiherd"?

David Ennew a Cobb of nudibranchers

KiSang Lee Nudibranch Anilao Philippines 5D mark2 100mm lens sea & sea housing YS250 strobe F13 S1/250 ISO100

Ron Silver Mexichromis mariei

KiSang Lee Thanks Ron Silver

Sabri AltintaÅŸ c'est comme un reve! felicitations!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 14 Aug 2013
Ex Liao at 50ft, 4mm long, at dayang, talicud isalnd

Jeff Rosenfeld Mexichromis mariei (Crosse, 1872)

Penn Dls Spinning an egg nest?

KiSang Lee Nudibranch Anilao Philippines 5D mark2 100mm lens sea & sea housing YS250 strobe F13 S1/250 ISO100

Ron Silver Mexichromis mariei

Yulia Tsarapkina An UW cake)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 14 Aug 2013
Ajiex Dharma Nudi

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Galina Maslova Nice shot

Ajiex Dharma Thank you Stuart Pearce n Galina Maslova ;-)

Yutaka Takizawa Nice shot....(^。^)

Ron Silver Mexichromis mariei

Ajiex Dharma Thank you Yutaka Takizawa n Ron Silver.

Ernst Andres Beauty <3

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 06 Nov 2013
Patrik Good Generation X. Thought I'll share this one too. Gold Coast Seaway; 9/10/2012; 14:01 hrs; Austraeolis ornata; size 30mm; depth 2 metres; 20 degrees water temperature; 2 metres visibility; this was the first branch species for the day. Lots of Hypselodoris obscura, beautiful Dendrodoris denisoni, including a juvenile, a few Mexichromis mariei, Ceratosoma tenue, various Goniobranchus and bubble shells, Siraius nucleola, Hypselodoris jacksoni (exciting), and a tiny Goniodoridella savignyi (new record for me and possibly the dive site).

Patrik Good Gold Coast Seaway (Australia), 24/9/2012, size 10mm, depth 4 metres. Is this a juvenile Mexichromis mariei/festiva?

Gary Cobb Yes this is that!

Patrik Good Thank you, Gary Cobb. That was a cute little thing. The margin of the mantle got me a bit unsure. I reckon this one was a juvenile M. mariei. Will still have to ID a grown up on the same outing that might be a M. festiva.

Phil Trezise This nudi was seen by Bronwyn Trezise and I at the Southport Seaway, 4.5 m depth, 20 mm long. Is it Mexichromis festiva? As this species is listed as rare in Gary's book I would be interested in a positive ID as we saw at least 3 different individuals.

Gary Cobb This little beauty is Mexichromis mariei

Gary Cobb Mexichromis festiva, M. mariei and M. multituberculata can be quite variable. The simplest way to differentiate them is generally by the height of the pustules. M festiva is low, M. mariei is moderately high and M. multituberculata is extremely high. These observations are not as accurate as DNA analysis.

Bronwyn Trezise Thanks Gary. :)

Phil Trezise Thanks Gary Cobb

Patrik Good Good work! Isn't it a breathtaking beauty? Mexichromis mariei at the Seaway was only IDed as such by Gary a short while ago. I have quite reliably found this species there in the past few weeks. I also uploaded the picture of a small, cute little juvenile on this forum. So, hopefully they will stay around for a little bit. The Gold Coast Nudibranch facebook page is listing Mexichromis festiva (hopefully they will correct or have corrected the typo in mariei) in their database. My records show that what we had IDed as M. festiva was actually M. mariei all along. Although my stats are still very yound I reckon that M. mariei is a returner - a branch that might come and go every year. First find 28/10/2011. M. festiva could be a rare find I guess. I haven't documented one at the Seaway as of yet.

Patrik Good Mexichromis festiva. Gold Coast Seaway, 8/6/2012, depth 2 metres, size about 40mm. I think I have never shared this photo with this group. I like the colours and think the name is just so appropriate. Occasionally, we found this critter under ledges, well hidden in the dark. This one was crawling out in the open during an early morning full moon day dive when the sun had just said hello.

Patrik Good It should be 6/8/2012. August 6.

Gary Cobb Patrik I think this Mexichromis mariei (Crosse, 1872) The margin is quite wide and the pustules are many and large.

Patrik Good Oh, even better. Then it is a new species for the Gold Coast Seaway. Makes me smile because I had only guessed after the dive but the actual ID was from someone else. Thanks, Gary Cobb.

Gary Cobb You're quite welcome. This is a beautiful critter.

Patrik Good To be honest, I was more excited about finding this nudi than about the Noalda sp. that I found in the same dive.

Blogie Robillo A mexican festival? :D

Patrik Good arriba, ole :-)

Kati Burg We found this one in Lunas, Romblon Island 10m

Ashley Missen Mexichromis mariei (Crosse, 1872)

Kati Burg Thank you Ashley!

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