Saturday, December 20, 2008

One Greedy Nudibranch.....

Did my last dive for Year 2008 at Pulau Hantu today. And thanks Ivan for organising the trip!

So who is this greedy nudibranch???

Ha, I will tell you later. But first, let see what other critters were encountered today?

You will not miss the Icon Sea Star. They can be seen often at the seabed.

If you look carefully on the Sea Fans, you can find Allied Cowries on them! They come in different colour!

Flatworms of various species were seen too!

Beautiful Peacock Anemone!

A small orange Sea Cucumber.

My First Sea Pen Underwater! Usually I get to see them during intertidal trips.

A handsome yellow Seahorse spotted by Ivan.

This Thurdilla sp. seen to be in season.

Okay, now back to the question; Who is that greedy nudibranch?

Nope, not this Dermatobranchus sp.

Not this Phyllidia sp. either

Is it this Tritonia nudibranch (Tritonia bollandi)???

Is it this Black-margined nudibranch (Glossodoris atromarginata)??? Is it? Is it?

How about this little Sibogae nudibranch (Cuthona sibogae)? Hur? Hur?

The "The Godzilla" (Ceratosoma gracillimum) may be huge, but it is not the greedy one.

The Orange-patterned Bornella (Bornella sp) is neither too.

And its relative, the Snakey Bornella nudibranch (Bornella anguilla) has this innocent look.

How about this Bullock nudibranch (Hypselodoris bullocki)???

Hmmmmmmm........So WHO IS IT???

The answer is.....




This LITTLE Red-papulose Gymnodoris nudibranch (Gymnodoris rubropapulosa)!!!

Then why is it GREEDY??? You wanna know?

Here's why.....




It was trying to eat the above-mentioned Bullock nudibranch (Hypselodoris bullocki)!!! Gosh!.....look at its size compared its prey!!!

GREEDY fellow!!! Don't you think? :op


Blogger Kok Sheng said...

Wah lau, that's really greedy!! :P

December 21, 2008 12:02 AM  
Blogger Clement said...

qn is.... was it successful in eating the bullocki ??

December 21, 2008 12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha...I would love to know that too. But I don't think I have enough air for that. :p

The bullocki tried to move away but the little gymno just don't want to let go.

December 21, 2008 12:20 AM  
Blogger Wai said...

OooooooOOOooOOOooOoooo.... :D

December 21, 2008 9:00 AM  

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