Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tuesday Nudi

Its been a while since we've had a tuesday nudibranch. This one is sometimes called the Leech headshield slug: Chelidonura hirundinina.


Its a tiny little slug which is found on sand often cruising amongst the sea grass - the turtle grass stalks above are good scale indicators.


An interesting tit-bit about this tiny species is that its distribution extends to both the caribbean and the indo-pacific making it one of the most widespread nudi's of all. This one was off the coast of St. Vincent.

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