Melibe colemani Gosliner & Pola, 2012

Certainly a highlight of the May 2016 trip was being able to see two different specimens of Melibe colemani on different days at a site called Gazer. The first was found by another diver on our boat, Daniela, who had just returned from diving in Romblon and had seen several specimens there. After getting a search image and an idea where they were found, Jeanette found a second one a few days later just a hundred meters or so from where the first one was seen. They live hidden around and under a kind of common Xenia soft coral that has large non-grasping polyps, where they blend in very well.

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