Nudibranch

Nudibranch residents of Lembeh Strait captured by our guides and guests
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Stop hunting Pokémons, hunt critters! Photo by our own photo pro Sascha Janson #Lembeh #SundayFunday

Stop hunting Pokémons, hunt critters! Photo by our own photo pro Sascha Janson #Lembeh #SundayFunday

These incredible nudibranch are solar powered by the central star in our solar system – the sun!  Parangatum nudibranch (Phyllodesmium parangatum) – Photo by Opo Sedang  #StarofLembeh #Diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

These incredible nudibranch are solar powered by the central star in our solar system – the sun! Parangatum nudibranch (Phyllodesmium parangatum) – Photo by Opo Sedang #StarofLembeh #Diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

Unlike almost all mollusks, #nudibranchs are hermaphroditic, that is they possess both male and female sexual organs at the same time in adulthood. Individuals mate by aligning themselves head to tail, along the right side of the body, interlocking the male and female genitals at a common orifice.  Cover photo by cameras@Lembeh Resort photo pro Sascha Janson  #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #underwaterphotography — at Lembeh Resort.

Unlike almost all mollusks, #nudibranchs are hermaphroditic, that is they possess both male and female sexual organs at the same time in adulthood. Individuals mate by aligning themselves head to tail, along the right side of the body, interlocking the male and female genitals at a common orifice. Cover photo by cameras@Lembeh Resort photo pro Sascha Janson #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #underwaterphotography — at Lembeh Resort.

Here two Halgerda batangas mate by lining up side by side on their right side.  #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography — at Lembeh Resort.

Here two Halgerda batangas mate by lining up side by side on their right side. #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography — at Lembeh Resort.

In this photo, these non-nudibranch head-shield sea slug species show a completely different approach to copulation.  #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography — at Lembeh Resort.

In this photo, these non-nudibranch head-shield sea slug species show a completely different approach to copulation. #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography — at Lembeh Resort.

#Nudibranch eggs are as diverse as the adults in size, color and shape. Some egg masses, like the adults, advertise their toxic nature by their bright, aposematic colors.  *Nudibranch eggs are laid in coils, spirals, and zig-zags. Bright colors warn predators that the eggs are poisonous.  #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

#Nudibranch eggs are as diverse as the adults in size, color and shape. Some egg masses, like the adults, advertise their toxic nature by their bright, aposematic colors. *Nudibranch eggs are laid in coils, spirals, and zig-zags. Bright colors warn predators that the eggs are poisonous. #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

#Nudibranchs employ completely unique and highly specialized series of defense strategies. This became necessary when the evolution of the group lead to the loss of their protective shell.  Aside from those species that evolved the ability to hide on the surface of their prey species by resembling its color and texture, two major defense strategies won out after the loss of the shell – chemical warfare and artillery. #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

#Nudibranchs employ completely unique and highly specialized series of defense strategies. This became necessary when the evolution of the group lead to the loss of their protective shell. Aside from those species that evolved the ability to hide on the surface of their prey species by resembling its color and texture, two major defense strategies won out after the loss of the shell – chemical warfare and artillery. #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

The dorid in the previous photo as well as this species have acid glands along the edge of their mantles that secrete nasty chemicals, leaving a chemical trail in their wake.  #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

The dorid in the previous photo as well as this species have acid glands along the edge of their mantles that secrete nasty chemicals, leaving a chemical trail in their wake. #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

Aeolid #nudibranchs sequester stinging cells in their cerata to use as artillery against attack. These stinging cells called nematocysts look like microscopic harpoons. When attacked the aeolids point the tips of the cerata at the predator and fire the harpoons.  #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography — at Lembeh Resort.

Aeolid #nudibranchs sequester stinging cells in their cerata to use as artillery against attack. These stinging cells called nematocysts look like microscopic harpoons. When attacked the aeolids point the tips of the cerata at the predator and fire the harpoons. #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography — at Lembeh Resort.

*Like the previous photo these aeolid #nudibranchs sequester stinging cells in their cerata to use as artillery against attack. These stinging cells called nematocysts look like microscopic harpoons. When attacked the aeolids point the tips of the cerata at the predator and fire the harpoons.  #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

*Like the previous photo these aeolid #nudibranchs sequester stinging cells in their cerata to use as artillery against attack. These stinging cells called nematocysts look like microscopic harpoons. When attacked the aeolids point the tips of the cerata at the predator and fire the harpoons. #MarchOfTheNudis #diving #Lembeh #Underwaterphotography

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