Jan 22, 2010

Bulbous Slug

Nudibranchs are some of my favorite creatures. These marine slugs seem almost ethereal as they flow across ocean surfaces. Below is an undescribed Eubranchus sp. (found near a river area in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia).

See those two bulbs (cerrata) with the pink caps and white stringy innards? Those strings are

digestive glands, and the slug is most likely eating the hydroid upon which it is treading. My own digestive glands are currently working on some leftover general chicken and vegetable chow mein.

Thanks for the slug, Jelo.

Photo source: Alfred Jakoblich via Slugsite.us


Jens said...

Glands? No, those are vacuum tubes. The tube nudibranches have superior sound quality to their transistorized cousins.

Anonymous said...

bwahahahaha!!! ^_^ it's a zenith nudibranch!