Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday Nudi

A semi-return for our old tuesday nudibranch slot! This isn't actually a nudibranch; it doesn't have naked gills, but it is a sea slug and our most common at that.


Its the photosynthetic lettuce leaf slug, Elysia crispata, our most common slug. I've found a few of these over the past few weeks (they tend to come in mini-plagues). This is a good sized one and looks to be coming towards the end of its brief life - the frilly bits look as perfect as possible so its probably in its prime.

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