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Synonyms for Nudibranchia

comprising numerous marine gastropod mollusks lacking a shell in the adult state and usually having a body like a slug

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The first part of the book provides introductory information on the higher taxonomy, external and internal anatomy, reproduction, habitats, biotic relationships and behaviour of nudibranchs and related molluscs, followed by text descriptions and illustrations of 173 species of nudibranch and 76 other species including bubble shells, sap-sucking sea slugs, sea hares, umbrella shells and side-gilled slugs.
To quantify the abundance of nudibranchs and other sea slugs we conducted timed counts in the low intertidal zone at 28 sites from Los Angeles County, California to Coos County, Oregon (Fig.
So two nudibranchs come together and one face one way and one faces the other way, with the right side of their bodies touching.
Traditional taxonomic groupings mask evolutionary history: a molecular phylogeny and new classification of the chromodorid nudibranchs.
The embryonic development of nudibranchs have been divided into three major types--namely, planktotrophy, lecithotrophy, and the direct mode (Goddard 2004).
Surprisingly there are a lot of Nudibranchs [sometimes called sea slugs] of different species.
Bertsch and the late Kerstich combined their academic backgrounds and considerable talents in photography to provide an atlas of the sponges, hydroids, anemones, corals, gorgonians, worms (flat, ribbon, segmented peanut and spoon), clams, snails, nudibranchs, octopuses, barnacles, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, sea starts, brittle starts, sea cucumbers and sea urchins from this rich but endangered warm water haven in Mexico.
Each was home to amazing coral and beautiful fish such as Frogfish, Nudibranchs, Porcupine Pufferfish, Blue Ribbon Eel and Thornback Cowfish.
From the opening credits, which wash out towards you like a breaking wave, through a swarm of jellyfish bobbing right in front of your nose, to majestic sea turtles, wafting nudibranchs and hungry sand tiger sharks, Deep Sea 3D is a marine feast for the eyes.
Introducing the reader to and intricate undersea life form, Eastern Pacific Nudibranchs covers in thorough detail the individualistic attributes of the many little creatures and species of Nudibranchs the authors have co-operatively discovered and extensively studied.
The display is centred around watercolour drawings of nudibranchs ( a variety of sea slugs.
Children can count to 10 and back by tallying unusual sea creatures such as nudibranchs, leafy sea dragons, and basket stars.
He has packed this slim guidebook with color photos and concise descriptive captions about 300 plants and animals commonly found in the intertidal zone - not just the big and the obvious, but also the little guys: nudibranchs, limpets, chitons, beach hoppers, by-the-wind sailors, flatworms.