Pleurobranchus mamillatus

Nature and the underwater world never ceases to amaze, surprise and leave me in awe of it’s incredible diversity.

Nudibranchs are some of the most colourful and most varied critters we get to see. They range in size from a few millimeters to 30cm or more. The big ones are often the rarest and least seen.

This magnificent specimen was found at around 12m deep, just cruising through the sand. It has beautiful colours and an amazing shape, something that you couldn’t make-up if you tried. It also has a little hitch-hiker, a Emperor Shrimp, which uses the nudibranch as a mobile home. The nudi moves around, bringing a constant supply of fresh food particles to the shrimp, without it having to move.

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