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Nudibranchs N-Z

Phyllidiella pustulosa

       
(1: Plate Lunch, Kauai / 2: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 3: End of the World, Molokini / 4: Reef's End, Molokini / 5: First Cathedral, Lanai / 6: Amber's Arches, Kauai / 7: Cliffhanger, Kauai / 8: Paradise Pinnacle, Kona)


Red-Spotted Nudibranch

Chromodoris (sp.?)

 
(1: Harbor Ledges, Kauai / 2: Pyramid Point, Lehua)


Redmargin Spanish Dancer

Hexabranchus pulchellus

   
(1-3: Harbor Ledges, Kauai / 4: Hale O Honu, Kauai)


Rosy Phyllidia

Phyllidiella rosans

(1: Barge Harbor North, Lanai)


Scott Johnson's Nudibranch

Ardeadoris scottjohnsoni

 
(1-2: Sheraton, Kona)


Snow-Goddess Nudibranch

Glossodoris poliahu

 
(1: Second Cathedral, Lanai)


Sphinx Phyllidia

Phyllidiopsis sphingis

(1: Second Cathedral, Lanai)


Thuridilla Multimarginata

Thuridilla multimarginata

(1: Kanaka Nui, Kauai)

Less than 2 mm long.  This is the smallest thing I've intentionally photographed underwater.  Seen rarely enough it doesn't have a common name.


Tom Smith's Nudibranch

Glossodoris tomsmithi

   
(1: End of the World, Molokini / 2: Amber's Arches, Kauai / 3-4: Vertical Awareness, Lehua)


Trembling Nudibranch

Chromodoris vibrata

       
(1-2: Kua Bay, Kona / 3: Horseshoe Reef, Oahu / 4-7: Mala Pier, Maui / 8: Harbor Ledges, Kauai)


Varicose Phyllidia

Phyllidia varicosa

       
(1: Golden Arches, Kona / 2: Fast Lanes, Kauai / 3: Coral Galleries, Kauai / 4: End of the World, Molokini / 5: Mala Pier, Maui / 6: Vertical Awareness, Lehua / 7: Mile Marker 4, Kona / 8: Pine Trees Point, Kona)

This one is big and a bit worse for wear; it's likely an older one:
(1: The Dome, Kona)


White-Bump Nudibranch

Chromodoris albopustulosa

(1: Niihau Arches, Niihau)


White-Margin Nudibranch

Glossorodis rufomarginata

       
(1: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 2-3: Golden Arches, Kona / 4-6: Mala Pier, Maui / 7: Pine Trees Point, Kona / 8: Moray Eel Cove, Kona)


Nudibranch Eggs

Nudibranchs lay their eggs in a spiral ribbon that resembles a rose.

These are probably from a redmargin spanish dancer:

     
(1: Second Cathedral, Lanai / 2: Menpachi Caves, Lanai / 3: Kanaka Nui, Kauai / 4: Pinnacles, Oahu / 5: Barge Harbor North, Lanai / 6: Cliffhanger, Kauai)

These are from some other nudibranch:

(1: Coral Galleries, Kauai)