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Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert
Comment from Richard Willan: This is Chromodoris lochi and it is what is called an aberrant specimen. Some developmental abnormality or mutation has caused the mantle the be incomplete over the centre of the back. But this has left the visceral organs covered with only a flimsy layer of tissue, so it would have a relatively poor chance of survival and reproduction.
Thanks to Mary Jane Adams and Marli Wakeling for suggesting identification for this species
Comment from the photographer: I would appreciate confirmation of this nudibranch identification.
Comment from Mary Jane Adams: This is a really weirdly abnormal slug with two completely separate sections of mantle.
Comment from Marli Wakeling: An abnormally developed specimen
|Camera:||Nikon D300 › View EXIF properties|
|Taken on:||June 1, 2010|
|Posted:||3 years ago|
|Updated:||3 years ago|
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