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Ceratosoma magnificum

(Eliot, 1904)

Gary Cobb Ceratosoma magnificum (Van Hasselt, 1824) colour variations.

Ken Thongpila wow! two different colours at the same time...cool :-)

Sascha Hofmann And another one. Taken cook island (tweed river). North side around 8m. I think ceratosoma magnificum.

Gary Cobb Agreed!

Sascha Hofmann Thanks Gary. My wife didn't think it was, the colors are different.

Gary Cobb They vary in colour.

Ryuta Ishikawa Ceratosoma magnificum (Eliot,1910) 2013/05/25 Osezaki in Japan It looks like a human face.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 25 May 2013
Paul Rudder Ceratosoma magnificum (Magnificent Ceratosoma) Cod Rock - Nelson Bay. Canon G10 Twin YS-27 Strobes INON 165 Macro Lens f6.3 1/500 ISO80. Not common in the area at all :)

Alistair Merrifield Nice!

Paul Rudder Was stoked to see something different :)

Ken Thongpila Nice found Paul. I found them a couple time in Sydney outside the harbour and always with Wide angle. Love to see them when I get there :-) Nice shot BTW...

Paul Rudder Thanks Ken :) Can you email me some suggestions for improvement? And Al too?

Alistair Merrifield try a subtle vignette around the outside to make the nudi pop!

Paul Rudder Whats a vignette and how do I do it? :{

Evie Go vignette is like corner shadows...

Paul Rudder Cool - And how do I do it? Lower the strobe output? Higher apature?

Evie Go its in the editing tool, not camera adjustment...

Paul Rudder ahhhh... I'll check it out :) Thanks Evie ;)

Ken Thongpila Paul, Adjust some colours make a bit warmer. I will email you later...

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 22 Apr 2012
Steve Smith Rainbow Wanderer Ceratosoma magnificum, Solitary Islands Marine Park, NSW, Australia.

Ilse Merz love it!

Steve Smith Thanks Ilse!

Phil Mercurio fantastic shot! mind if I ask which lens? 60mm?

Michel Carpentier Jolies couleurs !

Steve Smith Thanks Phil - yes it was the 60mm lens - that's about all I use these days!

Phil Mercurio awesome thanks!

Scott White Nice shot Steve

Henrique Nascimento Catarina Great shot...

Bloc Dixhuit psychedelic !

Pat Gunderson great colors

Pau Asensio Ruiz Very, very nice!! Wonderful!!

Zanetti Martina verrrryyyy beautyyyyfulll... waawwwweeee ,,, u are wonderful,,, <3

Steve Smith Thanks for the all the nice comments!

Suzan Meldonian phenomenal colors!! wow

Steve Smith Yes Suzan - this is the nicest one I've seen. The turquoise is a little unusual I think.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 07 Feb 2013
Uwe Schmolke Miamira magnifica - One of most beautiful nudibranches. Have fun watching.

Ron Silver Now known as Ceratosoma magnificum

Davide Barzazzi Nice shot!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 15 Sep 2013
Simon Walkden-Brown Hi there. Would love your help on this one. About 12m deep. Approx 40mm long at Mary's Rock, NSW. Thanks in advance.

Deb Aston Ceratosoma magnificum

Simon Walkden-Brown Thanks Deb!

Uwe Schmolke Miamira magnifica - One of most beautiful nudibranches. Have fun watching.

Ron Silver Now known as Ceratosoma magnificum

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 15 Sep 2013
Mark Springs Nudibranch Taken bare island

Ron Silver Ceratosoma magnificum

Annie Bodar superbe merci

Mark Springs thanks annie

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 20 Aug 2013
Ron Silver https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=495071147245729&set=a.397721266980718.95422.397715850314593&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

Ron Silver Ceratosoma magnificum

Tom Hobock The name is appropriate

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 17 Aug 2013
Ryuta Ishikawa Ceratosoma Sinuata(van Hasselt, 1824) Osezaki, Japan

Lindz Warren Miamira flavicostata Baba, 1940

Ryuta Ishikawa This is "Ceratosoma magnificum (Eliot, 1910) " in a japanese picture book now. This nudibranch has many id.

Lindz Warren But C. magnificum, M. flavicostata are very different. We need to ask the experts :-)

Erwin Koehler some say they are the same species (synonyms) the SSF discussed it here: http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19854

João Pedro Silva Have you checked if material from these species was used in the latest revision of the Chromodorididae?

Ryuta Ishikawa It's called "Ceratosoma magnificum (Eliot, 1910)" at the book of "Nudibranchs in Japan beta edition(Dec 2012)". This book is latest pictorial book in Japan.

João Pedro Silva But not the latest scientific publication. By April 2012 the latest revision of the family was published: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033479 It's not simply a revision based on morphology but a molecular (DNA) study. Ceratosoma magnificum it's now obsolete and the currently accepted name is Miamira magnifica. Updated online sources already reflect this, you can check for yourself: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=560048

João Pedro Silva I know it takes a lot of effort to keep updated but it's a pity the "Nudibranchs in Japan" book didn't use the latest knowledge available. I co-authored a book on the "Sea Slugs of the Algarve" released in December 2012 and we changed all the Chromodorididae to reflect it (and the manuscript was delivered by the end of August). http://hypselodoris.blogspot.pt/p/guia-de-campo-field-guide.html

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 28 Jul 2013
Deb Aston My favourite Nudibranch is (at the moment) is Ceratosoma magnificum

Andrew Harring W.O.W.!!!

Ken Thongpila Magnificent Nudi and Magnificent shot... Love it :-)

Gary Cobb NIce one Deb! Where was it found?

Deb Aston Oh Gary across the border of course at OWI back on 1 Oct

James Van den Broek Hey thanks for the invite, thought i would start with one of my favourite nudibranch photos. Ceratosoma magnificum Rinca Island, Komodo National Park, Indonesia Nikon D80, Ikelite housing 1 x Ikelite 125 Strobe 60mm F-16, 1/60, ISO 160

Gino Symus Nice shot, did you train the nudi to do this :-)

Ken Thongpila Nice work James. Beautiful shot and lovely nudi... Great colour and lighting too.

Orietta Rivolta Beautiful...

James Van den Broek thanks guys. Gino this nudi was paid handsomely for this performance ;)

Teck L. NG Great shot!

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 04 Nov 2011
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Doridoidea (Superfamily)
                  Chromodorididae (Family)
                    Ceratosoma (Genus)
                      Ceratosoma magnificum (Species)
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