First part of a series of post about these beautiful and colorful creatures that populate the seas all over the world.
Sheep Sea Slug – Costasiella kuroshimae
This sacoglossan feeds on green algae, it has the ability to incorporates the chloroplasts from the algae into its body and use them to perform photosynthesis, making them solar-powered sea slugs. They literally go green!Wikipedia, http://www.letsdivetulamben.com/blog/leaf-sheep-slug/
The Pilgrim hervia – Cratena peregrina
Learn more about this slug here.Photo by: Jordi Benitez https://www.tumblr.com/search/jordi benitez
Black and Gold Sapsucking Slug – Cyerce nigricans
Learn more about Cyerce nigricans here.
The Bullock’s Hypselodoris – Hypselodoris bullockiiWikipedia
White-lined Dirona – Dirona albolineataWikipedia
Pale blue nudibranch – Chromodoris willani
The Lettuce Sea Slug – Elysia crispata
Photo by: Ashley Hauck Wikipedia
Spanish Dancer – Hexabranchus sanguineusWikipedia
Beautiful Sea Slugs – Phyllodesmium poindimiei
Long transparent nudibranch, the pink parts visible inside the cerata, or “horns”, aren’t veins but parts of thedigestive tract, known with the scientific name of diverticulum.Photo by: Ken Thongpila Wikipedia
Reticulated Chromodoris – Chromodoris reticulataMarine Iconography of the Philippine Archipelago
Sea Hare – Aplysia sp.
A black form of Aplysia sydneyensisPhoto by Zosterops Wikipedia
The Pikachu nudibranch – Thecacera pacifica
What do you know, the Pikachu of the seas, a true challenge for the Pokémon GO enthusiast, if they want to catch it they might need a water proof smartphone and scuba dive gear.
Photo by: Nudi Gal Wikipedia