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Scientific Name: Lamellaria australis

Description: Sea-slugs, like this tiny one found at the Bluff, are also called nudibranchs, a group of brightly coloured sea slugs that have their feathery gills on the outside of their body, unlike most molluscs where gills are hidden by a shell or the mantle – hence the name nudi – meaning naked, and branch – referring to their gills.

There are many species of nudibranchs and other sea slugs found along our coastline and they are a favourite for macro photographers.

Type: Gastropod (Carnivores and Scavengers)
Where to find: Intertidal Reefs, Subtidal Reefs
Size: 8mm