Chromodoris charlottae

A missed opportunity to have a nudibranch named after me, I had been photographing these Chromodoris sp for several years on frequent dives in Andulus Marina, Sharm Obhur, Jeddah, where I lived for several years back in the 90s. It was only named in 1999!

It was only when showing some slides with some other underwater photographers in Jeddah that I discovered none of them had ever seen this creature before, I was very surprised. This was also pre-internet days, so information was limited to the few books we had on underwater critters.