Chromodoris willani by Samantha Craven
This species of nudibranch is named for the renowned nudibranch taxonomist Dr. Richard C. Willan.
Chromodoris willani is similar in appearance to Chromodoris lochi, Chromodoris boucheti and Chromodoris dianae. This species can be distinguished by the very prominent white specks found on the gills and rhinophores. Individuals in this species can range in color from dark blue to a translucent white. All have black stripes with the center-most stripe typically being non-continuous.

Chromodoris willani by Samantha Craven

This species of nudibranch is named for the renowned nudibranch taxonomist Dr. Richard C. Willan.

Chromodoris willani is similar in appearance to Chromodoris lochi, Chromodoris boucheti and Chromodoris dianae. This species can be distinguished by the very prominent white specks found on the gills and rhinophores. Individuals in this species can range in color from dark blue to a translucent white. All have black stripes with the center-most stripe typically being non-continuous.

Melimbe engelis nudibranch. 
When our amazing dive guide Mark from Sea Rider pointed at this piece of algae and made the nudibranch sign I swore in bubbles. How on earth was this an animal? Watching it closely I could see it slide across the bottom and eventually I worked out which was head and tail. If you look carefully on the left you can see its oral sac. 

Melimbe engelis nudibranch. 

When our amazing dive guide Mark from Sea Rider pointed at this piece of algae and made the nudibranch sign I swore in bubbles. How on earth was this an animal? Watching it closely I could see it slide across the bottom and eventually I worked out which was head and tail. If you look carefully on the left you can see its oral sac. 

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Nudibranch in Catalina Island, Southern California
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Look at his cute little face!! 

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Nudibranch in Catalina Island, Southern California

Brought to you by Underwater Photography Guide, the best online resource for divers and underwater photographers.

Look at his cute little face!!