The King of Nudis
Melibe colemani

Another wonderfully weird critter ticked off the list, the Melibe colemani.

This amazing nudibranch is often called the holy grail of the sea slug world. Incredibly cryptic and only known from a few areas, I have wanted to see this critter for many years. Finally, I have…

When seen still, i.e. on a photograph, it can be hard to work out exactly how this creature works. Where’s is head? Is it all body? Is it real? I was lucky enough to film it feeding, and so you can clearly see how it’s put together, with the distinctive Melibe extendable oral hood, which it throws out in front of it, like a net, to capture small crustaceans.

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