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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.

CERATA Part 2 – The Multiple Functions

CERATA Part 2 - The Multiple Functions In Part 1, an overview of cerata was given together with some examples of what are, and what are not, considered to be cerata and which sea slug taxa possess them. A list of their diverse roles was included. Here in Part 2 those...

CERATA: The Multifunctional “Fingers” of Sea Slugs Part 1 – Introduction

CERATA: The Multifunctional "Fingers" of Sea Slugs Part 1 - Introduction The term cerata (singular: ceras) is most often associated with the processes that arise from the dorsum of the Aeolidina - the aeolid nudibranchs. However, it is also commonly applied to the...

HUNTER SEA SLUGS – Brittle Stars, Worms, Bivalves and Crustaceans as prey

HUNTER SEA SLUGS Brittle Stars, Worms, Bivalves and Crustaceans as prey In this NudiNote on sea slug feeding we look at those that are hunters, those sea slugs that actively track down their mobile animal prey as opposed to the majority of sea slugs that are consumers...

Lookalikes to Look Out for – No. 3. – Ceratosoma trilobatum, Ceratosoma tenue & Ceratosoma gracillimum

Ceratosoma trilobatum - Ceratosoma tenue - Ceratosoma gracillimum In No. 3 of this series there are actually 3 species to compare. These 3 are quite often confused and there are good reasons for that confusion. All were described not last century but the century...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 3 Goniobranchus splendidus

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY - No. 3 Goniobranchus splendidus Goniobranchus splendidus is a common and conspicuous species of nudibranch, though endemic to the east coast of Australia, from southern New South Wales to central Queensland. It exhibits variation in...

MORE COLONIAL CONSUMERS – Sea Slugs that prey on Ascidians, Bryozoans and Entoprocts

More Colonial Consumers Sea Slugs that graze upon Ascidians, Bryozoans and Entoprocts It’s been mentioned before that the feeding preferences of sea slugs, across the entire group, encompass an extremely diverse range of food types, but conversely, each species...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 2 Goniobranchus geometricus

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY - No. 2 Goniobranchus geometricus Goniobranchus geometricus, to the uninitiated, can appear very much like a phyllidiid nudibranch if the gill is not displayed - all black and white and lumpy. However there are, from time to time, other...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 1 Hypselodoris jacksoni

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY - No. 1 Hypselodoris jacksoni There are a number of common species of nudibranch that can exhibit a variability of presentation. These differences can sometimes be put down to geographical location but more than often, not necessarily so. At...

THE STING’S THE THING – Sea Slug Predators of Anemones and Hydroids

“The Sting’s the Thing” Sea Slug Predators of Anemones and Hydroids Have you ever inadvertently brushed past a stinging hydroid during a dive and some small part of your skin, being exposed, receives a searing sting? Or perhaps you have been enjoying the surf and a...

PHYLLIDIID SUCTORIAL FEEDING

Phyllidiid Suctorial Feeding We are occasionally fortunate enough to encounter and record a nudibranch feeding, that is, to actually see that they are feeding, because most often the process is hidden from us beneath them. In those instances, with the sponge-feeders,...

CERATA Part 2 – The Multiple Functions

CERATA Part 2 - The Multiple Functions In Part...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 3 Goniobranchus splendidus

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY - No. 3 Goniobranchus...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 2 Goniobranchus geometricus

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY - No. 2 Goniobranchus...

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY – No. 1 Hypselodoris jacksoni

VEXATIOUS VARIABILITY - No. 1 Hypselodoris...

THE STING’S THE THING – Sea Slug Predators of Anemones and Hydroids

“The Sting’s the Thing” Sea Slug Predators of...

PHYLLIDIID SUCTORIAL FEEDING

Phyllidiid Suctorial Feeding We are occasionally...