Location: Lonos, Romblon Island
Depth: shallow / medium depth
Cover Photo: Liang Fu
Scientific Name: Melibe colemani, Gosliner & Pola, 2012
This nudibranch species was named after its discoverer Neville Coleman and is arguably the most coveted nudibranch among underwater photography enthusiasts. This wonder of nature may look like a pile of white strings, but it is actually a network of digestive gland tubules that cover its transparent body and cerata. When it is hanging around its host, the soft-coral like nudibranch seems invisible to untrained eyes. We found our first Melibe colemani here in Romblon back in May 2014. It was also the first record for the Philippines (as far as we’ve known).