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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.

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...

CERATA Part 3 – Defensive Attributes

CERATAPart 3 - Defensive Attributes In the Aeolidina, (the aeolids) the cerata have certainly reached the apogee of development, therefore most of the discussion in this Part will pertain to that group. Defences in the aeolids are concentrated in the cerata and...

Table of Sea Slug Feeding Preferences

A generalized table indicating the diet of the major sea slug groups. Click the image below to view the full table (opens in a Google Sheet in a separate tab) About the table The above is just an image for navigation purposes and will not show the latest...

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...

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...

CERATA Part 3 – Defensive Attributes

CERATAPart 3 - Defensive Attributes In the...

Table of Sea Slug Feeding Preferences

A generalized table indicating the diet of the...

THURIDILLA ENTANGLEMENTS – Some observations on Thuridilla mating

Thuridilla Entanglements Some observations on...