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Slender Roboastra

Roboastra gracilis

Description:

This Nudibranch hunts other nudibranchs and will eat them even if they are 4 to 5 times bigger than themselves. The two appendages at the front are larger than most and are like a pair of lips that literally taste the ground searching for the mucous trail of its victims, it then follows the trail (probably going quicker because its already slippery) and then leaps (or slides) on its prey and eats it alive.

Habitat:

Upolu Reef

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4 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Can you please add this nice spotting to the Mission for Nudibranchs?

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7791...

thanks! :-)

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Wow!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Great find David!

kyleighphelps
kyleighphelps 6 years ago

This is amazing! Mollusks are so neat.

david14
Spotted by
david14

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on May 21, 2014
Submitted on May 21, 2014

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