Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Polka-dot nudibranch & egg ribbon

Jorunna funebris


Jorunna funebris, common name the dotted nudibranch, is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Discodorididae.


Red Sea, Indian Ocean to South-East Asia


To the left of the nudibranch you can see the white-coloured egg ribbon it has layed.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


mendes.madalena 10 years ago


Blogie 11 years ago

My pleasure, Jack. Looking forward to more nudibranch spottings from you! :)

MaryEvans2 11 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

JackCurran 11 years ago

Cool, thanks blogie.

Blogie 11 years ago

Hey Jack, maybe you could also submit this spotting to the Eggs of the World mission? Here's the link:
But if you do, I suggest you add to your description that the nudibranch was laying eggs so that the folks over at the mission won't get confused with the submission. :)

Blogie 11 years ago

Oh yeah, you're right! It was laying an egg spiral. I saw that happen once, it was a Flabellina bicolor laying eggs. Quite amazing!

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Looks like the jorunna is laying its eggs, yes.

JackCurran 11 years ago

Never really noticed that before.

I think it might be eggs?

Blogie 11 years ago

Wow, is that another nudibranch or maybe a flatworm underneath the jorunna?

Btw, "polka-dot nudibranch" sounds so much better than "funeral jorunna", doesn't it? :)

Spotted by

Tioman Island, Pahang, Malaysia

Spotted on May 12, 2011
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

Related Spottings

Polka-dot Jorunna Nudibranch Jorunna rubescens Funeral Jorunna Nudibranch

Nearby Spottings

Blue Spotted Ribbontail Ray Black Giant Squirrel Sago palm Trilobite Beetle
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team