DENNIS EATING "NUDI"...Anilao Diving

This Blog is all about the collection of super rare nudibranch exclusively found in Anilao.
Critters were all taken at Anilao,Mabini,Batangas Philippines using Canon Powershot G10 with standard water proof case (WP-DC28). All photos were done only using internal flash and internal macro lens. Copyright 2012 All Rights reserved. 


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Latest  Critters  2012 from Anilao.

MMIC NUDIBRANCH (Phyllodesmium rudmani)
Also known as xenia mimic nudibranch 


Phyllodesmium rudmani is a species of sea slug, an aolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Facelinidae.
The specific name rudmani is in honor of malacologist William B. Rudman.
One of the best nudibranch under the sea. The distribution of Phyllodesmium rudmani includes North Sulawesi, Indonesia and Luzon, the Philippines, The length of the slug is less than 45 mm, Its cerata are similar to (mimicry) closed polyps of soft coral of the genus Xenia.







Video footage was taken at Anilao,Batangas Philippines by Dennis Corpuz using canon Powershot G10.




                                                                      MIMIC NUDIBRANCH  (Phyllodesmium jakobsenae )
Phyllodesmium jakobsenae is a species of sea slug, an aolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family of Facelinidae. The specific name jakobsenae is in honor of diver and donator of marine slugs research Mrs. Wera Jakobsen.



MIMIC NUDIBRANCH (Phyllodesmium jakobsenae)
Is consider as one of the best nudibranch for its unique ability to mimic againts the xena soft corals, this critter is quite impossible to find by yourself specially if you don't have basic information of the habitat and attitude of this critter. They may be very active at night and will definitely hide under rocks or corals during daytime, here in Anilao there should be couple of places that you can spot it however, you need a local guide that  has the ability of  finding  it.









This Nudibranch is very common in Anilao,Mabini  Batangas Philippines. It naturally lives on a xenia soft coral. Hence, it is also called xenia mimic soft coral nudibranch, aside from that it exactly and perfectly camouflage against the soft coral they also collect food to it's host.





MIMIC NUDIBRANCH (Marionia sp.) 
Marionia is a genus of sea slug s, specifically dendronotid nudibranch s, marine gastropod mollusc s in the family Tritoniidae

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Trinchesia yamasui (Color pencil tips)




AOLID NUDIBRANCH


 

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Latest  Critters 2012 from Anilao

Critters were all taken at Anilao,Mabini,Batangas Philippines using Canon Powershot G10 with standard water proof case (WP-DC28). Copyright 2012 All Rights reserved.

WEEDY SCORPION FISH (Rhinopias frondosa)

The best critters of all time, the fancy and expensive, a photographers dream & ambition, a long lost so called "holy grail' transpormed into a fish...the Lacey scorpion fish found in Anilao in different variants & colors.
Finding this special critter is considerably an achievement,a trophy and an inspirational self pleasure. I could say that you must be very lucky if you find it by yourselves within a thousand log dives of record. Technically on my experience I made about 3000 ave. dives but I haven't seen this critter yet by myself. Normally we heard some news that they found this critter and they pointed that  location and conducted a wide search, with that way others found it and point it to you will not be the exact way I meant to be. READ MOREhttp://www.anilaocritter.com/Anilao%20Diving%20Rhinopias%20(Most%20wanted).html

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SAW BLADE SHRIMP
                                                            Scientific name : Tozeuma sp.

Extremely elongated shrimp. Rostrum is twice the carapace lenght, and about 1/3 of the total lenght. It has teeth on the lower part (from here the popular name). The abdomen hump has a spine turned backward. Orange colour. 4 cm. Many Tozeuma species, all with elongated shape and the typical rostrum, are still undescribed.


FLAMBOYANT CUTTLE FISH is one of the best critters,it's super rare yet sometimes it'll just show up even though you're not looking for it,but some times when you are trying to search for  it practically it hides. To others shooting it looks quite not interesting for them however when you capture it using your macro lens & have it photograph correctly creates unforgettable experience. #  http://www.anilaocritter.com 




MOTOTI also known as OSCILLATED OCTOPUS is one of the most elegant critters among the octopuses,this is very different to other species this is so called chameleon under the sea it camouflaged perfectly depends on where it touches. Most photographers get bored shooting this critters because the real beauty is beyond their patient & understanding it will only declare the real color when it feels agitated.http://www.anilaocritter.com


Mototi is same specie to the Blue-ringed octopus the poison it contain are like perfectly the same however since the real blue-ring has more rings in their body it becomes more invulnerable underwater and becomes the most ferocious creature. #http://www.anilaocritter.com/
They are currently recognized as one of the world's venomous marine animals. Despite their small size and relatively docile nature, they can prove a danger to humans. http://www.anilaocritter.com/Anilao%20Diving%20Blue-ringed%20octopus%20(Most%20wanted).html

JUVENILE FROG FISH is cute whenever it is still young but when it turns adult & grew up other macro photographer has a very little appetite shooting it because aside from it's big and won't fit anymore to the viewer of the camera the skin texture & design also changed. #http://www.anilaocritter.com/
A JUVINILE COW FISH

MIMIC NUDIBRANCH (Phyllodesmium jacobsenae)
Is consider as one of the best nudibranch for its unique ability to mimic againts the xena soft corals, this critter is quite impossible to find by yourself specially if you don't have basic information of the habitat and attitude of this critter. They may be very active at night and will definitely hide under rocks or corals during daytime, here in Anilao there should be couple of places that you can spot it however, you need a local guide that  has the ability of  finding  it. 

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