Apart from their gorgeous colouring and their many shapes and sizes, nudibranchs have some special tricks up their sleeves that really sets them apart.
Although they are small, they have developed some very industrious techniques to protect themselves. Many nudibranchs display bright colours for a multitude of reasons. Some practice what’s called aposematism which is colouration to suggest to predators that they aren’t tasty or can be toxic. This is a technique used by the Phylidiidae family that we often see in the Indo-Pacific.
Do you know garden eels? They are strange tropical fishes with snake shaped bodies and puffy faces with big eyes making them, overall … super cute.
They live in large colonies oscillating like whip coral in the currents and disappear like a mirage when you approach.
Take a look at this garden eel FAQ...
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