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Jason’s nudibranch

Jason’s nudibranch

Found all around the New Zealand coast, Jason’s nudibranch feeds on hydroids, incorporating some of the hydroid’s stinging cells into special growths (cerata) on its back.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Sea slugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006