Category: Reproduction, Mating, Spawning & Development
Here are, and will be added, NudiNotes concerning the reproductive process of sea slugs, how they mate, the spawning process and their development from egg through to adult.
RUDIE NUDIES – The Mating Game
RUDIE NUDIES – The Mating Game Nudibranch aficionados, those individuals who spend their time searching the ocean floor for the slimy objects of their desire, will at sometime or other have come across pairs of them conjugating. Because they fertilise internally (with a few exceptions) they must orient themselves to bring the appropriate parts intoRead More
THURIDILLA ENTANGLEMENTS – Some observations on Thuridilla mating
Thuridilla Entanglements Some observations on Thuridilla mating Recently (Feb, 2022) I captured an image of a pair of our Thuridilla cf. splendens apparently engaging in the act of hypodermic insemination (shown above). The image shows both specimens of the pair with a swollen everted penis pushed up against the external surface, posteriorly on the rightRead More
CONGRESS ON CODIUM – Elysia maoria
CONGRESS ON CODIUM All of the sea slugs in the Sacoglossa order are herbivorous, well nearly all, a very few prey on the eggs of other sea slugs. However, that great majority that feed on plants do so by puncturing the cell walls of algae and sucking out the contents. The sacoglossans are a veryRead More