Flabellina pedata image

Nudibranch: Flabellina pedata
Taken off the Isle of Man.
Photo copyright Tim Nicholson.

What this nudibranch lacks in size it makes up for in fabulous colours. White-tipped pink protruberances appear from a magenta body. The eggs are layed as a thin white thread that are sometimes easier to spot than the nudibranch itself. This is because the nudibranchs make their home amongst red seaweeds. 2 cm long, you may see them on coasts between Norway and the Mediterranean.

Further Reading
Great British Marine Animals, by Paul Naylor, Deltor (2011)
The Underwater Photographer: Digital and Traditional Techniques, by by Martin Edge, Paperback, 536 pages (2009)

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