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Gustav's suggestion of juvenile mimic is interesting. Any info. from the photographer re the size of this cuc.

Dave Lane

From: flmnh-aspidolist <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Friedman, Kim (FIAF) <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 8:17 PM
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Subject: Re: Holo sp.1 from Rowley Shoals reef NW Australia - any guesses?
 

I havenít seen this one either and have dived there on a number of occasions Ė interesting isnít it Gustav and Yves!

I will keep asking around,

Kim

 

From: flmnh-aspidolist <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Paulay,Gustav
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 12:59 PM
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Subject: Re: Holo sp.1 from Rowley Shoals reef NW Australia - any guesses?

 

Hi Kim - Never seen it.  Looks like a juvenile, so could be an off-colored juvie of a new or known larger species.  It could be a phyllidiid mimic like Pearsonothuria juveniles.  Agree that looks stichopodid. Cheers - Gustav

 

From: flmnh-aspidolist [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Yves Samyn
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 7:18 AM
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Subject: Re: Holo sp.1 from Rowley Shoals reef NW Australia - any guesses?

 

Hello Kim;

 

What a spectacular animal; never seen anything like it I'm afraid

Guessing is the only thing to do for me: a stichopodid, and a new species!

 

This is a nocturnal animal, correct?

 

Very very nice animal.

 

Best wishes,

Yves


From: flmnh-aspidolist <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Friedman, Kim (FIAF) <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 29 October 2018 11:09:08
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Subject: Holo sp.1 from Rowley Shoals reef NW Australia - any guesses?

 

Got this from a colleague in WA

Holo sp.1 from Rowley Shoals, NW Australia - any guesses?

Thanks

Kim

 

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