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Family Discodorididae

The Discodorididae is a family of seaslugs. Often nocturnal, they come out at night to feed, mostly on sponges. More specifically they are cryptobranch nudibranchs, meaning they have the ability to retract their gills into a pocket. Pretty handy when there are gill-eaters around but otherwise just a party trick.

 

Halgerda aurantiomaculata

sea skug
Two Halgerda aurantiomaculata Kadavu, Fiji

Halgerda batangas

sea slug
Halgerda batangas Batangas halgerda Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia

Jorunna funebris

sea slug
Jorunna funebris, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia
sea slug
Jorunna funebris 2 , Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia
Jorunna funebris, Kri, Raja Ampat, West Papua

MOLL 7759 Jorunna funebris, head detail, Kri, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Jorunna funebris Funeral jorunna Puerto Galera, Philippines

MOLL 7199 Jorunna funebris Funeral jorunna Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Jorunna fenebris Funeral jorunna Puerto Galera, Philippines

MOLL 7204 Jorunna fenebris Funeral jorunna Puerto Galera, Philippines

 

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