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Nudibranchia

[‚nüd·ə′braŋ·kē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of the Opisthobranchia containing the sea slugs; these mollusks lack a shell and a mantle cavity, and the gills are variable in size and shape.
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That a third of the more commonly seen species in Victoria are undescribed demonstrates how much remains to be discovered about nudibranchs and related species.
Laboratory culture of the aeolid nudibranch Berghia verrucicornis (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia): some aspects its development and life history.
2015), and (4) unpublished field accounts of California nudibranchs by James R.
Purpose in pattern: the evolution of colour in chromodorid nudibranchs.
The nudibranchs were collected using scuba-diving equipment during the daytime (from 11 AM-2 PM).
The British Nudibranch Exhibition is open at the Hancock Museum between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday and between 2pm and 5pm on Sundays until April 23.
The book includes local highlights like squid diving, wrecks, nudibranchs, sea otters and diving offshore with sharks.
While hosting our planet's most spectacular tidal flows, the Bay of Fundy nurtures an astonishing diversity of creatures, from the whales, seals, and flounder that move with the tides to the anemones, nudibranchs, and lumpfish that remain at the bottom.
For example, some genotypes of a bryozoan (Membranipora membranacea) were induced to develop defensive spines when exposed to predatory nudibranchs, but other genotypes were not induced in a two-dose experiment (Harvell 1998).
All of his preliminary and final paintings of the nudibranchs and turbellarians exist in the files of the Division of Mollusks, U.
Spines can be induced by exposing colonies in culture to filtered sea water that has contained nudibranchs actively feeding on bryozoans (Spine-inducing substance: SIS).
Many other sponges (Ayling 1980, Fromont 1988, Fromont and Bergquist 1994) and nudibranchs (Pawlik et al.