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Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Rudman, 1980


Daniele Maggi Isola del Tino Nikon D7000 f45 1/100 iso 125 2 z240

Greotti Cesare BRAVISSIMO Daniele Maggi

Shane Siers Looks like Sakuraeolis nungunoides to me. Great shot!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 28 Jul 2013
Shane Siers Here's the first in what promises to be a long series of videos of nudibranchs and other sea slugs from the Philippines. Just a taste of the bizarre and vibrant biodiversity from some of the world's most endangered reefs and marine habitats... In this video, from Anilao and Puerto Galera: Tritonia sp., Dermatobranchus sp., Eubranchus sp., Sakuraeolis nungunoides, Hypeslodoris krakatoa, Ardeadoris averni, Atagema cf spongiosa, Halgerda dalanghita, Glossodoris rufomarginata, Ceratosoma gracillimum and Marionia sp. www.macronesia.net www.facebook.com/macronesia.net

Delos Reyes Eddie amazing shots

Shane Siers Thanks, Delos.

Shane Siers Thanks for the likes, friends.

Lindz Warren This looks like it would be great but I have a slow connection here. Any chance of a lower resolution version? :-)

Elly Jeurissen Awesome footage! Thanks for sharing, Shane. Looking forward to the next part(s) :-)

Shane Siers Lindz, my video host service has lower-res versions for slower connections, it is supposed to sense your speed and provide the right version. But at some point slow is too slow, nothing to be done about it on my end, I'm afraid. I hope you'll try again, maybe at a different time of day when fewer people are sharing your bandwidth.

Eric Fly Awesome vid man. You shoot the best. I miss the hunt.

Shane Siers We miss you, too, dude. I think Dave's having a hard time finding buddies...

Patrik Good Probably a new species for the Gold Coast Seaway, Australia, size 8mm, depth 3 metres. I think it is Sakuaeolis nungunoides. Well, I wish I had such a beautiful species name in my collection. Can somebody please confirm the ID or help out. This critter was on its way to a black sponge. Found 13 heterobranch species.

Patrik Good oops, I mean Sakuraeolis nungunoides. Spotted 21/9/21012, air temp 23, water temp 21 degrees, visibility 5 to 12 metres (20 cm when a boat caused underwater sand storms and washed several nudis away).

Patrik Good The photo is not taken on its original substrate which was algae covered rocks near two different sponges. One of the sponges was Chelonaplysilla of some sort, dark purple and not black. The other sponge was pink, looked like Cinachyrella. The Seaslug forum states that it feeds on hydroids though not sponges.

Gary Cobb Yes Patrik this is exactly what it is. Nice work.

Patrik Good Thanks, Gary Cobb. Interesting that we are finding the same new species within a few weeks to months of each other at Flinders and then at the Seaway. This guy might be a juvenile, was definitely only 8mm (and was a bugger to photograph).

Gary Cobb Yes that seems to be a trend. Yours is definately a juvenile.

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Aeolidioidea (Superfamily)
                  Facelinidae (Family)
                    Sakuraeolis (Genus)
                      Sakuraeolis nungunoides (Species)
Associated Species