Marionia sp.

Marionia sp.
Photographed by: Jeffrey de Guzman

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Dendronotina
Family:Tritoniidae
Species:Marionia sp.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #34629
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #26455
The purple ‘ribbons’ just behind the rhinophores are the external egg sacs of a parasite living internally inside the body of the nudibranch.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #29759
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #22887
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #22888
An undescribed species. The pink ‘sausage’ on the head of the Marionia is the egg sac of an internal copepod parasite (Crustacea: Copepoda: Harpacticoidea: Splachnotrophidae: Ismaila sp.). These parasites live permanently inside the body of nudibranchs and the only indication of their presence is their long and coiled egg sacs of the females that project outside the body. We have no idea what damage these parasites cause their nudibranch hosts.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #18834
Lovely, I think this may be a new species...

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #15278
These are in a bit of a tangle at the moment.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #9884
An undescribed species

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6238
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #5872
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #5199
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4616
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2866
This photo shows the distinctive red-spotted pattern on the side of the body and upper foot. However, because the photo does not show the back (which I assume is pustulose) or detail of the head, it is not possible to assign a species name to it.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #39
An undescribed species. Congratulations on such an excellent photo.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2371
An undescribed species.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1901
This individual is eating its food, the grey soft coral

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Pictures of Marionia sp.

Marionia sp. from Komodo, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
Posted 8 years ago
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Marionia sp. from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 8 years ago
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Marionia sp. from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 8 years ago
Viewed 1841 times
Marionia sp. from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 8 years ago
Viewed 2110 times
Marionia sp. from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
Viewed 1839 times
Marionia sp. from Halmahera, Indonesia
Posted 8 years ago
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Marionia sp. from Lembeh, Indonesia
Posted 8 years ago
Viewed 1126 times
Marionia sp. from Manado, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Dave Behrens
Posted 10 years ago
Viewed 2887 times
Marionia sp. from Flores, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
Viewed 2493 times
Marionia sp. from Komodo, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
Viewed 1412 times
Marionia sp. from Anilao, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
Viewed 1177 times
Marionia sp. from Malapascua, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
Posted 8 years ago
Viewed 1662 times
 
 
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