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What

Speckled Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

January 22, 2023 04:39 PM PST

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What

California Chromodorid (Felimare californiensis)

Date

January 22, 2023 04:26 PM PST

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What

Abalones (Genus Haliotis)

Date

January 22, 2023 02:56 PM PST

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What

California Moray (Gymnothorax mordax)

Observer

jzounes

Date

October 30, 2021 05:34 PM PDT

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What

California Moray (Gymnothorax mordax)

Observer

havocpigeon

Date

January 20, 2023 01:50 PM PST

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What

Gloomy Nudibranch (Tambja morosa)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 2023

Place

Private

Description

Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 2023

Place

Private

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What

Hawaiian Hawk (Buteo solitarius)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 2023

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What

Lance's Doto (Doto lancei)

Observer

alanarama3

Date

December 23, 2022 07:20 PM PST

Description

My first one...finally. Such a beautiful creature. I'm in love with the sparkly rhinophores.

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What

Yellow-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii ssp. croceater)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

January 2023

Description

Already tailless when I found it

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What

Pacific Calico Scallop (Argopecten ventricosus)

Observer

alanarama3

Date

December 21, 2022 02:54 PM PST

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What

Rose-pink Cuthona (Cuthona divae)

Observer

melissa_foo

Date

December 17, 2022 10:40 AM PST

Description

Point Loma kelp dive, approx 80 fsw

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What

Limbaugh's Cadlina (Cadlina limbaughorum)

Observer

melissa_foo

Date

December 17, 2022 01:00 PM PST

Description

point loma kelp dive site

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What

Fragile Rainbow Star (Astrometis sertulifera)

Observer

charlotteseid

Date

December 18, 2022 09:45 AM PST

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What

Black-spotted Dorid (Dendrodoris nigromaculata)

Date

December 2022

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What

Goddard's Aeolid (Pacifia goddardi)

Observer

craigahoover

Date

December 3, 2022 02:52 PM PST

Description

Pacifia goddardi was located at a depth of 35 feet on reef. Length was 1.5 cm. Water temperature was 56 degrees F.

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What

Goddard's Aeolid (Pacifia goddardi)

Observer

craigahoover

Date

December 3, 2022 11:54 AM PST

Description

Pacifia goddardi was located at a depth of 35 feet on reef. Lengths were 1 cm. Water temperature was 56 degrees F.

Nudibranchs are commonly found near their food. In this image there appears to be one type of hydroid. The food source of P. goodardi is reported to be Bougainvillia-like species B (Goddard & Hoover, 2016). The thecae of this species have been observed to be sand encrusted and the hypostomes were salmon-colored. The thecae in the lower left of this image appear to match the description of the food source of P. goddardi, but in the present image the hypostomes of the hydroids appear lighter in color. It is not clear if the hydroids in this image are the food source of P. goddardi. Considering that this species has been found repeatedly at Point Dume during the last 5 years, and that 5 individuals were observed during this survey, Point Dume would be a good site for further attempts to document feeding behavior of P. goddardi.

Goddard, JHR, Hoover, CA. 2016. Distribution, seasonality, and prey specificity of Flabellina goddardi Gosliner, 2010 (Gastropoda: Nudipleura: Aeolidina). Nautilus, 130(4): 146-152.

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What

Spanish Shawl (Flabellinopsis iodinea)

Observer

craigahoover

Date

December 3, 2022 03:45 PM PST

Description

Flabellinopsis iodinea laying eggs was located at a depth of 35 feet on reef. Length was between 3-4 cm. Water temperature was 56 degrees F.

Note the open gonopore in the lower left part of the image.

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What

Northern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 30, 2022 02:34 PM PST

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What

Hooded Nudibranch (Melibe leonina)

Observer

alanarama3

Date

November 13, 2022 07:45 AM PST

Description

IDing the white specimen.
(Two in this image)

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What

Striped Bark Scorpion (Centruroides vittatus)

Date

November 23, 2022 10:14 AM CST

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What

Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Observer

chrisdean

Date

November 10, 2022 12:24 PM PST

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What

Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 14, 2022 03:36 PM PST

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What

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)

Observer

hbmandy

Date

November 12, 2022 09:04 AM PST

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What

Hedgpeth's Dorid (Polycera hedgpethi)

Observer

phelsumas4life

Date

November 7, 2022 04:26 PM PST

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What

California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)

Date

November 2022

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What

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)

Observer

ki6h

Date

November 2022

Description

Female 1178 - born in the wild!

Flock: So Cal
Hatched: May 11, 2021,
Age in this photo: 1 yrs 5 mos
Hatch Location: Wild
Father: 20 Mother: 654
Biological Siblings
45
46
47
67
68
71
72
96
105
106
116
117
137
158
168
181
199
209
221
247
279
336
454
504
594
635
676
726
933

Source: https://condorspotter.com

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What

Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata)

Observer

marco_mazza

Date

December 7, 2017 02:26 PM PST

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What

Red Abalone (Haliotis rufescens)

Observer

marco_mazza

Date

August 30, 2022 05:42 PM PDT

Description

Really cool experience seeing this Red Abalone Spawn in the wild. I went to check on an abalone I often see, but when I peered down in the crack I realized there were now two of them. This one (pictured) had crawled out from deep around a corner in the back of the hole and positioned itself front and center at the entrance of the crevice. Within three seconds of me seeing the abalone, it began releasing eggs into the water. Im not sure if it was also doing this before I showed up. I snapped a couple photos- only one of which was decently in focus because I turned off my focusing light as to not scare the abalone. I watched it for about a minute an a half until it stopped and began reseeding way back into the crevice. When I came back ten minutes later, only one abalone was left, the one spawning had crawled back deep in the hole and around the corner where it was no longer visible.

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What

Jeweled Top Snail (Calliostoma annulatum)

Observer

marco_mazza

Date

September 3, 2022 10:43 AM PDT

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What

Egg-yolk Jelly (Phacellophora camtschatica)

Observer

marco_mazza

Date

September 3, 2022 02:31 PM PDT

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What

Cockscomb Nudibranch (Antiopella barbarensis)

Observer

marco_mazza

Date

September 5, 2022 05:35 PM PDT

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What

Opalescent Nudibranch (Hermissenda opalescens)

Observer

marco_mazza

Date

September 12, 2022 12:03 PM PDT

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What

Fuzzy Onchidoris (Onchidoris muricata)

Observer

chloe_and_trevor

Date

October 29, 2022 10:11 PM PDT

Description

Under rock.

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What

Hancock's Nudibranch (Hancockia californica)

Observer

drawstigers

Date

October 14, 2022 02:16 PM PDT

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

October 26, 2022

Description

Likely undescribed species as per Dave Behrens and Karin Fletcher: http://slugsite.us/bow2007/nudwk1236.htm

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Date

October 23, 2022 04:21 PM PDT

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Observer

chilipossum

Date

October 15, 2022 08:58 PM PDT

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What

Giant Nudibranch (Dendronotus iris)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

October 10, 2022 10:14 PM PDT

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Observer

chilipossum

Date

October 10, 2022 08:10 PM PDT

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What

Scarlet Mormon Swallowtail (Papilio rumanzovia)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 25, 2022 08:44 PM PST

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What

Mourning Dorid (Jorunna funebris)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 22, 2022 10:39 AM PST

Description

El Dorado
DM: Dave Rabanes, Salaya Beach Houses

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What

Anemone Porcelain Crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 21, 2022 10:55 AM PST

Description

Ginamaan
DM: Dave Rabanes, Salaya Beach Houses

Photos / Sounds

What

Mourning Dorid (Jorunna funebris)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 23, 2022 02:20 PM PST

Description

El Dorado
DM: Dave Rabanes, Salaya Beach Houses

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What

Sky Blue Phyllidia (Phyllidia coelestis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 24, 2022 09:07 AM PST

Description

Maybe

Pobalcion 1
DM: Dave Rabanes

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What

Dusky Nembrotha (Nembrotha kubaryana)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 27, 2022 08:27 AM PST

Description

House Reef, Salaya Beach Houses
DM: Ryan Despi

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What

Dusky Nembrotha (Nembrotha kubaryana)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 27, 2022 08:25 AM PST

Description

House Reef, Salaya Beach Houses
DM: Ryan Despi

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What

Moebius' Big Aeolid (Baeolidia moebii)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 21, 2022 08:43 AM PST

Description

I’ll load the rest of my Philippines nudibranch photos later, but I’m stumped by this one - interesting rhinophore tips that I don’t see in California! 😉 Divemaster stumped/curious too, so if you can illuminate us, great! About 16m depth on muck/seagrass substrate a few meters from coral heads.

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What

Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

vishals

Description

Young mountain lion passes by my DSLR camera trap. Mom passed by thirty seconds before.

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What

California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)

Observer

robertcooper

Date

April 2021

Description

This is an endangered species, do not handle or disturb them in the wild. I am a permitted by the state and federal offices to handle them.

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What

Cockscomb Nudibranch (Antiopella barbarensis)

Observer

alanarama3

Date

July 31, 2022 06:31 AM PDT

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What

Green Abalone (Haliotis fulgens)

Observer

juliabohemian

Date

August 2022

Description

5 open holes

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What

Azine's Dorid (Dendrodoris azineae)

Observer

lem504

Date

August 23, 2022 07:47 AM PDT

Description

150 ft

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What

Spiny Sand Star (Astropecten armatus)

Observer

skatingflamingo

Date

August 28, 2022 05:51 AM PDT

Description

live, at sea level after high surf. moved to water.

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What

Porter's Chromodorid (Felimare porterae)

Observer

marco_mazza

Date

July 30, 2022 04:30 PM PDT

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What

Ceanothus Silk Moth (Hyalophora euryalus)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

August 20, 2022 01:06 PM PDT

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What

Hedgpeth's Dorid (Polycera hedgpethi)

Observer

craigahoover

Date

August 17, 2022 02:41 PM PDT

Description

Polycera hedgpethi was located on sand at a depth of 40 feet. Length was 1.5 cm. Water temperature was 52 degrees F.

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What

Swift Trapania (Trapania velox)

Observer

jeffgoddard

Date

January 2, 2019 03:54 PM PST

Description

9 mm long. Found as is on the underside of a low intertidal cobble. It was likely feeding on kamptozoans (entoprocts), a few of which are visible under the anterior end of the slug, with more out of focus in the background at center right.

Only the 2nd time I have found this species, and the first time in about 100 low tide trips to this site since 2002.

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What

Swift Trapania (Trapania velox)

Observer

craigahoover

Date

July 19, 2020 10:26 AM PDT

Description

A congregation of four Trapania velox (one not visible) was located at a depth of 15 feet on a pier piling. Lengths were approximately 1 cm. Water temperature was 53 degrees F.

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What

Swift Trapania (Trapania velox)

Observer

alanarama3

Date

May 29, 2021 07:29 AM UTC

Description

The most delicate and smallest nudibranch I've seen so far.

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What

Swift Trapania (Trapania velox)

Observer

skatingflamingo

Date

May 29, 2021 07:29 AM PDT

Description

-1.3 ft low tide

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What

White-lined Dirona (Dirona albolineata)

Observer

philipdekat

Date

August 14, 2022 08:55 AM PDT

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What

Laguna Aeolid (Diaphoreolis lagunae)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

August 13, 2022 06:13 AM PDT

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What

Azine's Dorid (Dendrodoris azineae)

Observer

lem504

Date

August 5, 2022 08:40 AM PDT

Description

180ft depth

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What

Hudson's Horned Dorid (Acanthodoris hudsoni)

Observer

lem504

Date

May 6, 2022 07:58 AM PDT

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What

North American Mountain Lion (Puma concolor ssp. couguar)

Observer

pleistocene

Date

August 2022

Description

Two kittens

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What

Southwestern Blind Snake (Rena humilis ssp. humilis)

Observer

ectothermist

Date

August 2022

Description

Ambient temperature about 73° F.

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What

Cockscomb Nudibranch (Antiopella barbarensis)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

August 4, 2022 11:59 AM PDT

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What

Homely Aeolid (Eubranchus rustyus)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

August 4, 2022 10:56 AM PDT

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What

Giant Nudibranch (Dendronotus iris)

Observer

craigahoover

Date

July 25, 2022 01:43 PM PDT

Description

Dendronotus iris was located on sandy substrate at a depth of 40 feet. Length was 6 cm. Water temperature was 52 degrees F.

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What

California Lyresnake (Trimorphodon lyrophanes)

Observer

ectothermist

Date

July 2022

Description

About 24" long, ambient temperature about 70° F

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What

Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 30, 2022 01:24 PM -04

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What

Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 30, 2022 01:14 PM -04

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What

Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 30, 2022 12:38 PM -04

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What

Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Observer

mcpaborg

Date

June 2022

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What

Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 27, 2022 04:23 AM -04

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What

South American Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis ssp. mitis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 2022

Description

A gorgeous girl with a goofy photo at the end ;-) This wild female has been visiting a 'stage' baited with small bits of fresh fish where photographers can wait in silence in a mosquito-y blind for a maximum of two hours to get some not-exactly-100%-candid-but-pretty-darn-awesome shots of a wild ocelot. If she doesn't show (as on the first night), the fish is removed and everyone must leave the area. The last photo shows her intelligence - I was sitting on the end, and noticed her subverting the system by going straight to the unattended fish bucket rather than the more exposed stage area! Hahaha clever girl... the next night the bucket was better guarded. ;-)

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What

Cockscomb Nudibranch (Antiopella barbarensis)

Observer

skatingflamingo

Date

July 15, 2022 06:57 AM PDT

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What

South American Mountain Lion (Puma concolor ssp. concolor)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 2022

Place

Brazil (Google, OSM)

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What

Cockscomb Nudibranch (Antiopella barbarensis)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

July 16, 2022 08:25 PM PDT

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What

Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 2022

Description

The loud juvenile, begging unsuccessfully from some fish from its elders

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What

Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 2022

Description

Boro -- the dominant one of two brothers (on the right in the photos of both together). Both are sons of Patricia, the dominant female in the area, who returned to the area after she took them far away when they were mature. There is some speculation that they will eventually become the dominant males in the area.

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What

Enteromorpha-eating Sapsucker (Aplysiopsis enteromorphae)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 2022

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What

Los Angeles Okenia (Okenia angelensis)

Observer

skatingflamingo

Date

July 16, 2022 10:00 AM PDT

Description

@chiilipossum’s find
in spaghetti bryozoan

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What

Freckled Ancula (Ancula lentiginosa)

Observer

chilipossum

Date

July 15, 2022 05:45 AM PDT

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What

Cockscomb Nudibranch (Antiopella barbarensis)

Observer

passiflora4

Date

May 27, 2021 03:58 AM PDT

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What

Tanya's Dorid (Doris tanya)

Observer

luanroberts

Date

July 13, 2022 02:29 AM PDT

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What

Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 24, 2022 07:53 PM -04

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What

Bolivian Salmon Pink Tarantula (Acanthoscurria chacoana)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 2022

Description

Possibly my favorite “Two Species” observation from the trip! The large tarantula clearly had a commensal relationship with the little 2cm frog, which mostly stayed hidden underneath the tarantula. They shared a burrow. When they came out together and the frog emerged from underneath the tarantula briefly, the tarantula slowly extended a gentle leg (first photo) and guided the frog back underneath its body to safety. 😍😍😍😍😍

I found several papers written on this amazing subject (though not these exact species) but never expected to see it for myself in the wild. Incredible experience!

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353609447_Mutualism_between_frogs_Chiasmocleis_albopunctata_Microhylidae_and_spiders_Eupalaestrus_campestratus_Theraphosidae_a_new_example_from_Paraguay

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What

Rabbit Dorid (Crimora coneja)

Observer

passiflora4

Date

June 16, 2022 06:01 AM PDT

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What

Hunchback Doris (Atagema alba)

Observer

passiflora4

Date

June 16, 2022 05:27 AM PDT

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What

White-and-Orange-Tipped Nudibranch (Antiopella fusca)

Observer

petrelharp

Date

July 5, 2022 11:22 AM PDT

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What

California Chromodorid (Felimare californiensis)

Observer

calliemack

Date

July 7, 2022 07:42 AM PDT

Description

Seen while snorkeling along riprap near low tide

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What

Giant Nudibranch (Dendronotus iris)

Observer

calliemack

Date

July 1, 2022 08:10 AM PDT

Description

At about 30-40 ft depth

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What

Lumpy Rubble Crab (Paraxanthias taylori)

Observer

skatingflamingo

Date

July 1, 2022 05:46 AM PDT

Description

1st live one I’ve seen

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What

Heath's Dorid (Geitodoris heathi)

Observer

tidepoollover

Date

June 30, 2022 06:36 AM PDT

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What

White-crusted Aeolid (Trinchesia albocrusta)

Observer

tidepoollover

Date

June 30, 2022 06:51 AM PDT

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What

Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Observer

emwilson243

Date

June 2022

Place

Missing Location

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What

Sharptail Eel (Myrichthys breviceps)

Observer

emwilson243

Date

June 30, 2022 08:17 AM AST

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What

Green Moray (Gymnothorax funebris)

Observer

emwilson243

Date

June 30, 2022 08:13 AM AST