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NudiNotes

Sometimes a short article on a topic can be informative and also easily remembered because it is focused and the information is not buried in lots of unrelated data.

This is the premise of NudiNotes – short interesting articles on specific sea slug related topics.

As this section is populated the accumulated NudiNotes will be placed under subject related headings.

THURIDILLA THRILLS – Sea Slug Eye Candies That Aren’t Nudibranchs

THURIDILLA THRILLS Sea Slug Eye Candies That Aren’t Nudibranchs Thuridilla is a tropical and warm temperate genus of sea slug species belonging to the diverse sap-sucking order Sacoglossa. If you are looking for out-of-this-world colour contrasts and combinations to...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 4 Mexichromis mariei

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY - No. 4 Mexichromis mariei Mexichromis mariei, (Crosse, 1872) originally described as Goniodoris mariei back in 1872 from a single specimen collected in New Caledonia, can be quite variable in presentation. “This is one of the most variably...

Illusory – Delusory – Elusory

Illusory - Delusory - Elusory - The Art Of Blending In - Sea Slugs that mimic their food or other invertebrates in the habitat. In other NudiNotes we have looked at the many ways that sea slugs mimic other sea slugs, sea slugs that advertise their colourful presence...

FAKE – FRAUDULENT – FALLACIOUS Mimics of Sea Slugs

FAKE - FRAUDULENT - FALLACIOUS Mimics of Sea Slugs Other NudiNotes have discussed sea slugs that look like other sea slugs (see Specious Sea Slugs NudiNote), for a number of complex reasons, and all the confusion that it causes taxonomists, the publishers of...

THE STORY BEHIND A NAME

THE STORY BEHIND A NAME Chromodoris elisabethina Definitive information about the taxonomic history of Chromodoris elisabethina together with some attractive (dare I say pretty) and some not so attractive pictures, but nevertheless informative. A story of misspelling,...

SPECIOUS SEA SLUGS – Cryptics Mimics Variations & Morphs

SPECIOUS SEA SLUGS Specious: misleading in appearance, superficially plausible but actually incorrect. Cryptics Mimics Variations & Morphs Most divers just enjoy their recreation with little exposure to, or even interest in, the scientific process. They take...

DELVING INTO DENDRONOTINIDS

Above: Doto rosacea, displaying all the standard Dendronotina characteristics -  large rhinophoral sheaths, branching appendages arranged down the lateral sides of the notum and feeding upon hydroids. DELVING INTO DENDRONOTINIDS If you have been reading the NudiNotes...

NUDIBRANCH GILL GUARDING

NUDIBRANCH GILL GUARDING Shell-less but not defenceless The sea is full of hungry mouths, many many hungry mouths either lying patiently in ambush or constantly on the move, in all directions, hunting for any opportunity to take a bite and feed. The last thing any...

THE ALLURING ARDEADORIS – Some examples of the genus

THE ALLURING ARDEADORIS - Some examples of the genus Some nudibranchs are both a delight to find and undemanding to photograph. Every time I happen across a species of Ardeadoris, concerns of composition and exposure just melt away as I enjoy myself, capturing their...

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...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 4 Mexichromis mariei

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY - No. 4 Mexichromis mariei...

Illusory – Delusory – Elusory

Illusory - Delusory - Elusory - The Art Of...

FAKE – FRAUDULENT – FALLACIOUS Mimics of Sea Slugs

FAKE - FRAUDULENT - FALLACIOUS Mimics of Sea...

THE STORY BEHIND A NAME

THE STORY BEHIND A NAME Chromodoris elisabethina...

SPECIOUS SEA SLUGS – Cryptics Mimics Variations & Morphs

SPECIOUS SEA SLUGS Specious: misleading in...

DELVING INTO DENDRONOTINIDS

Above: Doto rosacea, displaying all the standard...

NUDIBRANCH GILL GUARDING

NUDIBRANCH GILL GUARDING Shell-less but not...

THE ALLURING ARDEADORIS – Some examples of the genus

THE ALLURING ARDEADORIS - Some examples of the...

RUDIE NUDIES – The Mating Game

RUDIE NUDIES - The Mating Game Nudibranch...