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Updated 12/7/2013

Order Nudibranchia, Family Tethydidae

Semi-transparent animals with paired lobes and bag-like oral hood used to capture small crustaceans.  Typically encountered on seaweed.  Some species contain zooxanthellae to capture energy from sunlight.

 

HAWAII

Melibe pilosa

HAIRY THROW-NET SLUG

 

Melibe engeli

ENGEL'S THROW-NET SLUG

 

Melibe megaceras

SOLAR THROW-NET SLUG

 


NORTHEAST PACIFIC

Melibe leonina

LION NUDIBRANCH