New Nudis!

Date May 22, 2014

Thought there was nothing new to see in Singapore! You’d be blown away by the number of new records we have been making in Singapore’s tiny slither of ocean! Divers out at Hantu in late April photographed this pair of mating nudis, and it turns out they are a new record! Goniobranchus aureopurpureus, previously known as Chromodoris aureopurpurea, is a beautifully coloured dorid nudibranch. They feed on sponges and each species has a specific association with their sponge prey, so knowing what kind of sponges these nudibranches prefer can help us locate them in the future! Thanks for Toh Chay Hoon for making this exciting discovery!

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