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see sea slugsea slug,
name for a marine gastropod mollusk that lacks a shell as an adult and is usually brightly colored. Sea slugs, or nudibranchs, are distributed throughout the world, with the greatest numbers and the largest kinds found in tropical waters.
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Avila, "Competence and metamorphosis in the long-term planktotrophic larvae of the nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis (Eschscholtz, 1831)," Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol.
Pacific coast nudibranchs: A guide to the opisthobranchs of the northeastern Pacific.
Create an underwater scene in a shoebox full of Nudibranchs and other marine creatures.
It represents the first example of direct development in a non-dendrodoridid nudibranch from the region.
Three new nudibranchs (Opisthobranchia: Doridacea) from southern California, U.S.A., and the Baja California peninsula, Mexico.
In feeding experiments with fish, Thompson (1960) found that 19 specimens of nudibranchs (both cryptic and conspicuous) were rejected and only seldom damaged.
ABSTRACT Jorunna funebris is one of the nudibranch species with the largest distribution worldwide, but there is lack of information about its life history.
Remarks.--Chromodoris galexorum is a colorful nudibranch, with red rhinophores and gills and yellow-ringed reddish spots on a creamy white background.
These were Nudibranch Point, Scott's Point, and Kirby Point [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
Similarly, five 5-HT-IR cells, among them three sensory (ampullary) neurons and two interneurons, as well as a neuropil with extensions to the developing cerebral ganglia, were found in the AO of nudibranch larvae (Kempf et al, 1997).
This nudibranch was not seen at Santa Catalina Island until the 1997-98 ENSO event, when two adults were collected in summer 1998 near the intake pipes at the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies (Fig.
The creation of a bioinformatic pipeline (Pankey, 2018) significantly increased the efficiency with which contiguous sequences from the nudibranch transcriptomes could be identified as potential gene orthologs (Fig.