[Coral-List] ID of unknown nudibranch

Nancy Diersing Nancy.Diersing at noaa.gov
Mon Aug 17 09:28:53 EDT 2009

Hi Mark: I am not an expert in sea slugs, but according to the reef 
creature book written by Humann and DeLoach, it looks like a leech 
headshield slug, /Cheliodonura hirundinina/.  It has the characteristic 
white patch mid-back, blue and black stripes and the head shield shape.  
The size seems right, too.

Nancy Diersing
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
(305) 852-7717 x 26

Mark J A Vermeij wrote:
> Dear all
> Can someone help me to identify this approx. 1.5cm nudibranch seen at 5m on Curacao?
> Pictures of this beast can be found at:
> http://picasaweb.google.com/MarkJAVermeij/UnknownNudibranchCuracao?feat=directlink
> Best regards
> Mark
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