Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949)

The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) : First Record from the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman

التسجيل الأول لبُزاق البحر عاري الخياشيم المُحزز في بحر الفُجيرة ، خليج عُمان

Prof. Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Mohammad Ahmad Mostafa Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa & Ola Mostafa Esmail Mostafa Khalaf

ِArticle Reference : Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa, Prof. Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Mohammad Ahmad Mostafa & Ola Mostafa Esmail Mostafa Khalaf (2017). The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) : First Record from the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman. Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin. ISSN 0178 – 6288. Number 155, November 2017, pp. 1-15. Dubai and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. http://marine-life-uae.webs.com/dermatobranchus-semistriatus

The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) from the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman, Arab Sea, Indian Ocean. Photo by Divemaster Ola Mostafa Khalaf. 18.03.2017. http://marine-life-uae.webs.com/dermatobranchus-semistriatus

On Saturday 18.03.2017, PADI Divemaster Ola Mostafa Khalaf managed to shoot magnificent photos of the Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) from the Car Cemetery Sea Ground, 19 meter deep in the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman, Arab Sea, Indian Ocean. This was the first record of its kind from the Fujairah Sea (United Arab Emirates). She was accompanied with Divemaster Aadel Alzaabi; Captain, Diver and Researcher Jomaa Bin Thalith and NAUI Diving Course Director Mohamed Jaber.

إكتشاف عِلمي جديد على نطاق بحر الفُجيرة والإمارات وخليج عُمان : بتوفيق من الله تعالى تمكنت سيدة ومُرشدة الغواصين عُلا مُصطفى خلف مع مُرشد الغواصين الإماراتي عادل الزعابي من تسجيل وتوثيق نوعاً جديداً من بُزاق البحر عاري الخياشيم المُحزز في بحر الفُجيرة على عمق 19 متراً ؛ وهو التسجيل الأول من نوعهِ في بحر الفُجيرة والإمارات وخليج عُمان ... الصور من تصوير غواصة الأعماق والمُحيطات الأستاذة عُلا خلف ... وشُكر خاص للكابتن الغواص الباحث جُمعة بن ثالث الحِميري ومُدير تدريب كورسات الغواصين الكابتن مُحمد جابر المشاركين في هذا الإكتشاف الجديد والفريد من نوعهِ ... والحمدُ لله رب العالمين ... 18.03.2017

The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) from the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman, Arab Sea, Indian Ocean. Photo by Divemaster Ola Mostafa Khalaf. 18.03.2017. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155064934059831&type=1&l=0c20d27dc7

The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) is a species of sea slug, a nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Arminidae (Wikipedia).


Classification :

Kingdom : Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

Subclass: Opisthobranchia

Order: Nudibranchia

Suborder: Arminina

Superfamily: Arminoidea

Family: Arminidae

Species: Dermatobranchus semistriatus (Nudi Pixel & Gastropods.com).

The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) from the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman, Arab Sea, Indian Ocean. Photo by Divemaster Ola Mostafa Khalaf. 18.03.2017. http://marine-life-uae.webs.com/dermatobranchus-semistriatus

Description :

Size: 4 cm. This animal has a white body with longitudinal streaks and black spots, bordered by a yellow band. It feeds on soft Alcyonaria corals (endemia.nc).

The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) from the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman, Arab Sea, Indian Ocean. Photo by Divemaster Ola Mostafa Khalaf. 18.03.2017. http://marine-life-uae.webs.com/dermatobranchus-semistriatus

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The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) from the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman, Arab Sea, Indian Ocean. Photo by Divemaster Ola Mostafa Khalaf. 18.03.2017. http://marine-life-uae.webs.com/dermatobranchus-semistriatus

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The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) from the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman, Arab Sea, Indian Ocean. Photo by Divemaster Ola Mostafa Khalaf. 18.03.2017. http://marine-life-uae.webs.com/dermatobranchus-semistriatus

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The Semi-Striated Arminid Nudibranch (Dermatobranchus semistriatus Baba, 1949) from the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman, Arab Sea, Indian Ocean. Photo by Divemaster Ola Mostafa Khalaf. 18.03.2017. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155064934059831&type=1&l=0c20d27dc7

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Khalaf-von Jaffa, Dr. Norman Ali Bassam (2012). Fauna Palaestina – Part Two. Zoological Studies in Palestine between 1983 – 2009 / Fauna Palaestina - Teil Zwei. Zoologische Studien in Palästina zwischen 1983 – 2009. ISBN 978-9948-16-667-2. 1. Auflage / First Edition : July 2012, Shaaban 1433 H. 208 Seiten / Pages (Arabic Part 120 Pages and the English Part 88 Pages). Publisher: Dar Al Jundi Publishing House, Jerusalem, Palestine. http://dr-norman-ali-khalaf-books.webs.com/faunapalaestinapart2.htm 

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Khalaf-von Jaffa, Prof. Dr. Norman Ali Bassam (2014). Fauna Palaestina – Part Four. Zoological Studies in Palestine between 1983 – 2014 / Fauna Palaestina - Teil Vier. Zoologische Studien in Palästina zwischen 1983 – 2014. ISBN 978-9950-383-77-7. Erste Auflage / First Edition : July 2014, Ramadan 1435 H. 456 Pages (English Part 378 Pages and the Arabic Part 78 Pages). Publisher: Dar Al Jundi Publishing House, Al-Quds (Jerusalem), State of Palestine. http://fauna-palaestina-part-1.webs.com/faunapalaestina4.htm 

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Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa, Prof. Dr. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher (2015). Plants and Animals unique to Palestine. Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin. ISSN 0178 – 6288. Number 125, May 2015. pp. 1-18. Dubai and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. http://flora-fauna-palestine-2.webs.com/ 

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Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa, Prof. Dr. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher (2016). The First Palestinian Wildlife Photography Exhibition in the Gaza Strip in November 2014. Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin. ISSN 0178 – 6288. Number 138, June 2016. pp. 1-35. Dubai and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. http://dr-norman-ali-khalaf-references.webs.com/gazawildlifephoto2014.htm 

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Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa, Prof. Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher & Ola Mostafa Esmail Mostafa Khalaf (2017). Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas Linnaeus, 1758) Nest Adoption at the Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island, State of Sabah, Federation of Malaysia in 2015. Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin. ISSN 0178 – 6288. Number 149, May 2017, pp. 1-30. Dubai and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. www.sea-turtles-1.webs.com 

Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa, Prof. Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher & Ola Mostafa Esmail Mostafa Khalaf (2017). The Oman Clownfish (Amphiprion omanensis Allen & Mee, 1991) and the Sebae Clownfish (Amphiprion sebae Bleeker, 1853) from the Shark Island Coral Reefs in Khor Fakkan, East Coast of the United Arab Emirates, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean. Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin. ISSN 0178 – 6288. Number 150, June 2017, pp. 1-29. Dubai and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. http://animals-of-uae.webs.com/clownfish 

Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa, Prof. Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Mohammad Ahmad Mostafa (2017). The Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari Euphrasén, 1790) from Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Umm Al-Rashrash (Eilat), Occupied Palestine. Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin. ISSN 0178 – 6288. Number 151, July 2017, pp. 1-19. Dubai and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. http://animals-of-uae.webs.com/spotted-eagle-ray 

Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa, Prof. Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Mohammad Ahmad Mostafa & Ola Mostafa Esmail Mostafa Khalaf (2017). Presence of the Yellowish-Orange Spotted Chromodorid Nudibranch (Risbecia pulchella [Hypselodoris pulchella] Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830) in the Sea of Fujairah, Gulf of Oman, Arab Sea, Indian Ocean. Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin. ISSN 0178 – 6288. Number 154, October 2017, pp. 1-19. Dubai and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. http://marine-life-uae.webs.com/ 

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