nudibranch

(redirected from sea slug)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

nudibranch

a member of the order Nudibranchia, gasteropod molluscs which lack a shell.
References in periodicals archive ?
The kleptoplastic sea slug Elysia clarki prolongs photosynthesis by synthesizing chlorophyll a and b.
Sea slug is a marine invertebrate with varying levels of resemblance to terrestrial slugs.
When they scrap with the Portuguese Man o' War, these strange sea slugs actually eat the Man o' War's poisonous stinging cells.
Our observations in 2014 and early 2015 of nudibranchs and other sea slugs in long-term intertidal study sites in southern and central California, combined with dive reports from southern California, and posts on various photo and observation-sharing websites, indicated that similar range shifts and increases in abundance of southern species of sea slugs were occurring again in California.
From fireflies to deep-sea creatures (like the "Spanish dancer" sea slug), to tiny one-celled dinoflagellates, these amazing animals light up the dark for a wide variety of reasons.
We believe we're complex but not so much: the sea slug, with both
"Only a sea slug called Osborne but he's as deceitful as the blob."
"Expect a cornucopia of delights: beautiful girls dressed as mermaids, strapping sailors with lusty appetites, a man- sized sea slug and a comical, theatrical nautical rock opera with an undersea themed disco to follow.
In the post-war period Armstrong Whitworth became involved in the Vulcan bomber production of missiles, especially the Sea Slug. The company was also involved in the design of the Gloster Meteor.
To address this question, the researchers studied the neurons in Aplysia californica, the California sea slug. Aplysia is a model organism that is quite powerful for this type of research because its neurons are 10 to 50 times larger than those of higher organisms, such as vertebrates, and it possesses a relatively small network of neurons -- characteristics that readily allow for the examination of molecular signaling during memory formation.
Among the list of species which people are being asked to name are a red and white tipped sea slug, an anemone, a fungus, a sand brittlestar, a hoverfly and a lichen that thinks it is a mushroom.
This sea slug not only looks like a leaf-it acts like one.