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Aeolidiella alba

Risbec, 1928

Gary Cobb Hey Deb Aeolidiella alba has a red botch behind the eye spots/rhinophores and jerks forward and backwards.

Wil Yu Wow, this guy is really strange!

Ken Thongpila You got very nice shot Gary :-) I found it hard to shot this one as it is so small and too white... Lots of my photos are burn out :-(

Gary Cobb There in lays the challenge....shoot underexposed and photoshop lighten gently! Avoid direct strobe flash.

Gary Cobb The G10 and single Inon strobe didn't do bad job!

Blogie Robillo Its rhinophores look like the tentacles of a sea anemone, don't they?

IkeBe Ph 3mm taken at a depth of 60ft. Anilao, Batangas

Roy Arthur David Lontoh Is this Eubranchus?

Blogie Robillo I think this is similar to what Gary Cobb posted last 30 Jan. But there was no ID there...

Gary Cobb This is Aeolidiella alba Risbec, 1928

Blogie Robillo Aha! There we go. :)

Blogie Robillo Another species to look for in my neck of the woods!

IkeBe Ph Thank you Gary Cobb for the ID!

Patrik Good Did you see how it moved IkeBe Ph? It is the funniest nudi to watch, wiggling its way along.

IkeBe Ph Yes indeed Patrik Good! It was really interesting just watching this nudi move about!

Marli Wakeling Miniscule nudi from Anilao. I have not been able to ID it. Does anyone have an idea? It is all of 3mm long.

Patrik Good Looks like an Aeolidiella alba, maybe juvenile.

Lucas CerCur Oh, Marli, in our very recently accepted for publication manuscript of the phylogeny of the family Aeolidiidae in the journal PLos One, we have erected a new genus to allocate all that is called Aeolidiella alba. In fact, there are more than one species under this name. I hope to be able to upload the pdf when available (hopefully before the end of April).

Marli Wakeling Thanks! I look forward to seeing the publication.

Leila CB <3

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 06 Apr 2013
Paul Rudder Unknown Nudie - Awesome Rhinophores. Bad photo cause it was tiny. Canon G10 ISO100 f8 1/500

Paul Rudder Nudibase says Aeolidiella alba (White Aeolidiella) - None on nudibase where seen in Nelson Bay before!!! oooooh!!!

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 10 Apr 2012
Gary Cobb 26 species found at Northwest Reef OWI, 08-04-2013, rainy overcast some sun day, surge, 4m vis, 24C water temp. 1st dive/2nd dive. *most species found this outing Aeolidiella alba /2 Ardeadoris aff. averni /1 Bornella anguilla /1 Chromodoris splendida (AU) 1/4 Dermatobranchus cf. primus 1 Dermatobranchus rodmani /1 *Doriprismatica atromarginata 5/5 Flabellina bicolor 1 Glossodoris vespa (AU) 2 Goniobranchus albonares /1 Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus /1 Halgerda albocristata 1 Halgerda aurantiomaculata /1 Halgerda cf. willeyi 1 Hypselodoris jacksoni /3 Hypselodoris obscura (AU) 2/1 Hypselodoris tryoni Phestilla sp. 1 Phyllidia elegans /2 Phyllidiella lizae 1/4 Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/1 Platydoris formosa 1 Protaeolidiella juliae /3 Thuridilla splendens 1 Trinchesia ornata 1 Tritoniopsis alba 1/2

Patrik Good Actually, I found 17 opisthobranch species on this dive. Here is the problem ID: Gold Coast Seaway, Australia, depth 2 metres, size 7mm. Any help appreciated. Sorry, no clear photo. But I collected it and it clearly shows black or dark brown rhinophores.

Patrik Good Doublecounted one. Here is the list @ 16/8/2012: Aeolidiella alba (7), Bullina lineata (4), Ceratosoma tenue (1), Elysia ? (1), Goniobranchus albonares (5), Goniobranchus decorus (10), Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus (1), Goniobranchus geometricus (10), Goniodoridella sp. 1 (10), Gymnodoris alba (1), Hydatina physis (1), Hypselodoris obscura (20), Micromelo undulata (1), Noumea simplex, two colour variations (5), Thorunna sp. (2), Trinchesia yamasui (1)

Erwin Koehler I' d like to do a guess on what I see: Elysia sp.

Gary Cobb Because of the quality of the photo I would say Elysia sp. too!

Patrik Good Thank you, Erwin and Gary. Certainly not easy to ID based on this photo.

Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Dexiarchia (Suborder)
              Aeolidida (Infraorder)
                Aeolidioidea (Superfamily)
                  Aeolidiidae (Family)
                    Aeolidiella (Genus)
                      Aeolidiella alba (Species)
Associated Species