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Noun1.Nudibranchia - comprising numerous marine gastropod mollusks lacking a shell in the adult state and usually having a body like a slugNudibranchia - comprising numerous marine gastropod mollusks lacking a shell in the adult state and usually having a body like a slug
animal order - the order of animals
Opisthobranchia, subclass Opisthobranchia - gastropods having the gills when present posterior to the heart and having no operculum: includes sea slugs; sea butterflies; sea hares
nudibranch, sea slug - any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell-less and often beautifully colored body
genus Hermissenda, Hermissenda - genus of marine sea slugs
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Albany was also a world-renowned natural scientist who conducted much of his research on invertebrates including nudibranchs and brachiopods.
They imitate underwater life forms such as corals, sponges and nudibranchs.
I'm hoping to get up close and personal with puffins and various other seabirds, spot the first breeding pair of white-tailed eagles the Orkneys have seen for 100 years and snorkel World War I wrecks in Scapa Flow in search of anemones, nudibranchs and other colourful marine life.
Objective: Bioactive marine natural products from nudibranchs and other marine organisms from the bay of Naples Marine natural product chemistry is a dynamic field of research with most of the compounds currently known having only been discovered since 1990 and with an ever increasing number of newly discovered compounds per year.
The Reef Guide: Fishes, Corals, Nudibranchs & Other Invertebrates covers the East and South coasts of Southern Africa, and documents some 800 reef creatures to be found in this area.
We offer guests the chance to learn from experienced male and female instructors, who are fluent in Arabic, English and German, while swimming amongst large schools of fish, turtles, stingrays, leopard sharks, moray eels and nudibranchs that thrive beneath the surface in the Gulf of Oman.
Home to a marine extravaganza as diverse and vibrant as it is unique, the Inner Islands boast an abundance of marine life including butterflyfish, angelfish, soldierfish and squirrelfish among others and reefs that feature octopus, spiny lobster and a plethora of nudibranchs.
The sea slugs are nudibranchs, which means besides possessing both male and female reproductive organs, they could use both at the same time.
An investigation of some aspects of bryozoan predation by dorid nudibranchs (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia).
They share the ocean with well over a hundred species of jellyfish and a diversity of seaweeds, deep-water corals, and nudibranchs.
A giant stride from the dive centre, the house reef is teeming with macro life, including ghost pipefish, seahorses and psychedelic nudibranchs (sea slugs).