Komodo, Indonesia

Komodo is an island of Indonesia with a surface area of 390 kmĀ² and over 2000 inhabitants. The inhabitants of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the island, who have mixed themselves with the Bugis from Sulawesi. The population are primarily adherents of Islam. However, there is also a Christian and Hindu minority.

It belongs to the Lesser Sunda Islands and is a part of the Komodo National Park. Particularly notable here is the native Komodo dragon. In addition, the island is a popular destination for diving. Administratively, it is part of the East Nusa Tenggara province.

Komodo lies within the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands between the substantially larger neighboring islands Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east. Not only is the island famous for its heritage of convicts on the island but the beast which roam it as well, giant lizards called Komodo Dragons live on this island and some of the smaller surrounding islands, generate quite a lot of tourism for the island.

 

Nudibranch Species from Komodo, Indonesia » View all photo from Komodo, Indonesia (614 photos)

Phyllodesmium crypticum from Komodo, Indonesia
(4 photos from Komodo)
Phyllodesmium iriomotense from Komodo, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Komodo)
Phyllodesmium jakobsenae from Komodo, Indonesia
(1 photo from Komodo)
Phyllodesmium kabiranum from Komodo, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(5 photos from Komodo)
Phyllodesmium longicirrum from Komodo, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(4 photos from Komodo)
Phyllodesmium magnum from Komodo, Indonesia
(1 photo from Komodo)
Phyllodesmium pinnatum from Komodo, Indonesia
(1 photo from Komodo)
Phyllodesmium sp. from Komodo, Indonesia
(1 photo from Komodo)
Plakobranchus ocellatus from Komodo, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(1 photo from Komodo)
Platydoris cinerobranchiata from Komodo, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(1 photo from Komodo)
Platydoris formosa from Komodo, Indonesia
(1 photo from Komodo)
Platydoris sabulosa from Komodo, Indonesia
(1 photo from Komodo)
 
 

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