• Location: Lonos, Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Christophe Kazmierski

  • Original Name: Melibe engeli, Risbec, 1937

This creature is known for being almost full translucent. Because of this trait, though, one can observe its inside and the details in the middle of its cerata and tubercles. The way it feeds is fascinating: Engel’s Melibe, also called the Ghost nudibranch uses an oral hood like other Melibe species. The net-like mouth can quickly contract when it detects small crustaceans like tiny crabs and shrimps or other food sources.

It is a favorite challenge of underwater macro photographers to caption the perfect image of this difficult macro subject.