These sea creatures are so alien-like But, believe it or not, all of these animals can be found right here in the Maldives!
Location : Malé, Maldives | Size: 210mm | Depth: 3.4m
The Spanish dancer is a large dorid nudibranch which can grow up to a maximum length of 60 cm. However, the commonly observed size is between 20 and 30 cm long. Its body coloration is generally orange-red speckled with multiple small white dots but it also can be uniformly bright red or yellow with red scattered spots. Its body is soft and flattened, the anterior dorsal portion has a pair of retractable rhinophores and the posterior part has six contractile gills inserted independently in the body. The pair of oral tentacles are constituted by a fin flexible membrane provided with large digital lobes.
Location : Malé, Maldives | Size: 70mm | Depth: 6m