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Hooded Nudibranch

Melibe leonina


Melibe leonina, common names the "hooded nudibranch" or the "lion's mane nudibranch", is a species of predatory sea slug, specifically a nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tethydidae.


Found on eelgrass and other seaweeds near low tide and below, and in kelp forest in deeper water.


There were a number of them floating around - tide was coming in at the beach.

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AlexanderStein 8 years ago

Thanks for putting this in the mission! I have not managed to find any in my area yet.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Interesting sealife!

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Spotted on Jun 25, 2011
Submitted on Jan 15, 2012

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