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NUDIBRANCHS

NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR SOME TIME DESPITE FINDING MORE NEW SPECIES - A PROJECT FOR SUMMER 2011 .... UM BETTER MAKE THAT 2012

Nudibranchs, some of my favourite photographic subjects, cos they don't move too fast, and are very colourful.
In case you are unaware of what a nudibranch is, it is in fact a type of underwater snail (with no shell). NUDIBRANCH literally means NAKED GILLS. Most have feathery bits on their back which are the gills, the two horns on the front are called RHINOPHORES.

Of course there are exceptions and not all fall into the above description, but generally most of the subjects on the related pages do.

Most, as you can see from my photographs, are very colourful, basically to advertise that they do not taste very good, DO NOT EAT ME !

A more precise introduction and accurate description of these Opisthobranchs can be found in Nathalie Yonow's book published in 2008, which also happens to contain 16 photographs of mine.

Interesting that both Nathalie and myself both chose Nembrotha megalocera as the cover for our Sea slug intro , such a beautiful slug.

CHROMODORIDIDAE

PHYLLIDIIDAE

POLYCERIDAE

HALGERDIDAE

BIG ONES

OTHERS

8th February a few years ago

GUEST PAGE

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This page updated

8th May 2009

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For a complete list by species

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I hope that after viewing the above pages and checking out my links that you can appreciate why some people become obsessed by these magnificent creatures, and if you already are, I hope that you enjoyed my images.

Two Chromodoris species mating .... oh naughty!

The advantage of being an hermaphrodite is that you can have sex with anyone of the same species.

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