ILLUMINATION ENLIGHTENMENT – Bioluminescence in Nudibranchs

ILLUMINATION ENLIGHTENMENT – Bioluminescence in Nudibranchs

Plocamopherus ceylonicus displaying the four papilla-mounted bioluminescent globes arranged around the vulnerable gill. ILLUMINATION ENLIGHTENMENT Bioluminescence in Nudibranchs Species of the humble sea slug can possess unusual and extraordinary capabilities such as autotomy, zooxanthellae hosting, kleptoplasty, exploitation of their prey’s defences through nematocyst sequestration and toxin accumulation, not to mention some incredible host mimicking. Another,
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AUTOTOMY – THE SELF SACRIFICE DEFENCE

AUTOTOMY – THE SELF SACRIFICE DEFENCE

Autotomy – the Self Sacrifice Defence   The ability to cast off a particular section of their anatomy, in order to facilitate escape from a predator, is possessed by a wide range of animals. Although the phenomenon, even in the Mollusca, had been recognized previously the term wasn’t coined until 1883 by Leon Fredericq as
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