Variable nudibranch

August 22, 2017 1 min read

Variable nudibranch

Variable nudibranch (APHELODORIS LUCTUOSA)

The variable nudibranch comes in many colour formations, most commonly locally they are a smooth pale white, and can be found with brown staining along its back. They are commonly seen in around the Otago harbour entrance.

They may grow up to 80mm in length.


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