Yellow-ringed Janolus

On a recent dive, my buddy Laura spotted one of these Yellow-ringed Janolus (Janolus flavoanulatus) nudibranchs, and that seemed to open the flood gates and we started seeing a bunch of them. At one point I found a small area that had four of them within about two square feet. I personally like the ones that are more purple colored than the ones that look more brownish-red… I don’t know if that is a juvenile/adult difference or what, but either way they’re both pretty!

Oh – and if you look closely, you’ll see they have a little mohawk between their rhinophores! And that thin little tail they have sticking out the back is kind of funny too!

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  1. Laura Kushner

    March 15, 2024 at 8:33pm

    Great shots. You got great detail. I did not notice the mohawk. Had to go back and look at my photos. That is so cool.

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