Story: Shellfish

Tambja verconis

Tambja verconis

This beautiful sea slug or nudibranch, as it is more correctly known, is laying a yellow ribbon of eggs in waters around the Poor Knights Islands. The prominent blue structures on its back are breathing gills.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Sea slugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006