Unlike almost all mollusks, are hermaphroditic, that is they possess both male and female sexual organs at the same time in adulthood.
uw-pix from Lembeh Strait diving with Critters at Lembeh Resort
Another nudibranch collection taken at Lembeh Resort house reef. A pair of Chromodoris reticulata/ Goniobranchus reticulatus by our own Abner Mangole
These incredible nudibranch are solar powered by the central star in our solar system – the sun! Parangatum nudibranch (Phyllodesmium parangatum) – Photo by Opo Sedang
employ completely unique and highly specialized series of defense strategies. This became necessary when the evolution of the group lead to.
Hypselodoris bullockii on Lembeh Resort 's house reef. Photo by our own Dimpy Jacobs
"When I'm feeling BLUE." Flatworm on an tunicate at Lembeh Resort house reef. by Miguel Ribeiro
Stop hunting Pokémons, hunt critters! Photo by our own photo pro Sascha Janson
Here two Halgerda batangas mate by lining up side by side on their right side. — at Lembeh Resort.
In this photo, these non-nudibranch head-shield sea slug species show a completely different approach to copulation. — at Lembeh Resort.
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.
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.
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 sequester stinging cells in their cerata to use as artillery against attack. These stinging cells.
While we are aware of dozens, maybe hundreds, of relationships nudibranchs have with other species, the most interesting is the symbiotic relationship.
#FunFact - Nudibranch can release chemicals into its slime trail to warn other slugs or follow a slime scent to find a mate. Hypselodoris apolegma - Photo by Michael Gulson #diving # nudibranch #underwaterphotography #MarchOfTheNudis — at Lembeh Resort.