Weird Nudibranch
Melibe papillosa

This huge nudibranch only appears at certain times of the year. This one was about 40cm long.

When I found it, it was laying eggs and remaining fairly stationary. After it has finished, it then started to feed.

It is a filter feeder and has a mesmorising method of gathering the sand/muck it lives on. It extends and flattens it’s head, then uses cilia in it’s mouth opening to sweep up the substrate.

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