Melibe leonina

(Gould, 1852)

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Melibe leonina from California, USA
Identification verified by Gary McDonald
 

Identification is verified by Gary McDonald, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from the photographer: These are crustacean feeders. While feeding the bulbous head end of the mantle become engorged with water and triples in size then shrinks back down. Consuming its tiny shrimp victims. Very Sci-fi
 

Location:California, USA
Photographer:Mike Bartick
Camera:Nikon D80View EXIF properties
Taken on:October 16, 2008
Viewed:1018 times
Posted:8 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Dendronotina
Family:Tethydidae
Species:Melibe leonina