Nudibranchia

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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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We document northern range shifts associated with this anomaly for 30 species of nudibranchs and other shallow-water, benthic heterobranch gastropods from southern California to southern Oregon.
Marine biologists have listed the hell's fire sea anemone as among the world's toxic and stinging sea creatures, along with the sea wasp box jellyfish, Irukandji jellyfish, Portuguese man o'war, cannonball jellyfish, moon jellyfish, lion's mane jellyfish, crown-of-thorns sea star, textile cone, reef stonefish, banded sea krait, short-tail stingray, soft sea slugs or nudibranchs, lionfish, puffer fish, scorpionfish, Caribbean fire coral, blue-ringed octopus, stargazer fish, striped eel catfish and sea nettle.
Among the many items dispatched were the collection of drawings and watercolours by Thomas Bewick, Albany hancock's drawings of Nudibranchs (Sea Slugs), the Atthey and hutton collection of Coal Measure fossils and the irreplaceable specimens of the Great Auk.
Bright corals and vivid nudibranchs provide the perfect backdrop for the wealth of colourful marine life, with every species imaginable in residence; from giant double-headed parrotfish, yellowtail fusiliers and sea turtles, to eagle rays, black-tipped reef sharks and barracudas.
From the opening credits, which wash out towards you like a breaking wave, through a swarm of jellyfish bobbing right in front of your nose, to majestic sea turtles, wafting nudibranchs and hungry sand tiger sharks, Deep Sea 3D is a marine feast for the eyes.
Discover all about Nudibranchs ( beautiful sea slugs, in this special exhibition.
Seagrasses, seaweeds, sponges, sea anemones, corals, worms, phoronoids, moss animals, nudibranchs, chitons, octopi, squid, and sea fleas are some of the major genera surveyed in entries and superb color photographs.
ABSTRACT The fatty acid composition of whole egg masses was investigated in 4 marine nudibranchs collected from the southwest of Spain: Polycera aurantiomarginata, Polycera quadrilineata, Berghia columbina and Berghia verrucicornis.
Nudibranchs are sea slugs that occur in a fascinating variety of shapes and colors.
Distribution and radular morphology of various nudibranchs (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) from the Gulf of California, Mexico.