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Nudibranch Spore Ribbon

Nudibranchia spore ribbon

Description:

Nudibranchs are hermaphroditic, and thus have a set of reproductive organs for both sexes, but they cannot fertilize themselves. Nudibranchs typically deposit their eggs within a gelatinous spiral

Habitat:

They are found throughout the world's oceans, but are most abundant in shallow, tropical waters.

Notes:

Nudibranchs are simultaneous hermaphrodites, and can mate with any other mature member of their species. Their lifespan varies widely, with some living less than a month, and others living up to one year.

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6 Comments

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

Very nice--looks like a bunch of beaded fabric.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Agree Fascinating :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Fascinating!

Tracey-lee
Tracey-lee 8 years ago

Thanks, would love to work out which Nudi they belong to, as it was quite large , i'm thinking a Spanish dancer?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Great spotting. Very interesting.

injica
injica 8 years ago

Wow, very interesting! nice spotting ;)

Tracey-lee
Spotted by
Tracey-lee

uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 21, 2010
Submitted on Apr 18, 2013

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