Gymnodoris sp.

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Gymnodoris sp. from Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: An undescribed species. More than simply “hitching a ride” on this scorpionfish, it is feeding on the dorsal fins.
 

Comment from Leslie Harris: The two curly structures look like the egg strings of a copepod which means the red & white thing is the copepod but it doesn't look like any I've ever seen. Very interesting!

Comment from the photographer: I found a different picture of this species. It was really small, and climbing on a scorpionfish. Maybe red curly thing is also a nudibranch?
 

Location:Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Photographer:Daniela Wolf
Camera:Nikon D200View EXIF properties
Taken on:October 23, 2007
Viewed:2441 times
Posted:9 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Gymnodorididae
Species:Gymnodoris sp.