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Nudibranchs of the World Poster Print

Nudibranchs (nudibranchia) are a large group of marine Gastropod molluscs. The name means 'naked gills'. Unlike some other gastropods, nudibranches do not have shells. There are more than 3000 known species. They are also sometimes refereed to as "sea slugs." This poster print features fine art illustrations of various species of nudibranch. ELIZABETH’S CHROMODORIS (Chromodoris elisabethina) HOPKIN’S ROSE NUDIBRANCH (Hopkinsia rosacaea) OPALESCENT NUDIBRANCH (Hermissenda crassicornis) ORANGE SPIKE POLYCERA (Polycera atra) PACIFIC SEA LEMON (Montereina nobilis) PUGNACIOUS AEOLID (Phidiana hiltoni) SEA CLOWN TRIOPHA (Triopha catalinae) SPANISH SHAWL NUDIBRANCH (Flabellina iodinea) FREE SHIPPING IN THE US

Sea Lemon – Signed Fine Art Print


Information about the Sea Lemon:

The Sea Lemon is a nudibranch, usually growing to about 1-3 inches (25-75mm) but is can grow much larger. This species may produce a lot of sweet, fruity-smelling mucus when disturbed, and this will cause some predators to release them. They are native to coastal waters from Kodiak Island, Alaska to Isla Coronados in Baja, California. These gastropods are common in low intertidal, on rocky shores and in and around harbor pilings. This is the largest of California nudibranchs. It has a penetrating, fruity odor, which may be used to fend off predators. It feeds on a variety of sponges. It may also ingest quantities of organic detritus. Studies show that individual nudibranchs are conservative in their food habits; they tend to keep eating the same food species, even if they are transferred to other sites. Spawning period varies with location, but extend for several months. The mating is reciprocal; partners may be of vastly different size. Buy a Digital Download

Stock Art Drawing of a Sea Lemon

Medium: Pen and ink line art illustration. Color image has been digitally tinted. Suggested usage: books, magazines, brochures and similar. Size: (B&W) 2400 x 1665 pixels @ 300dpi 2.34 mb JPEG File / (Color) 2400 x 1713 pixels @ 300dpi 4.19 mb JPEG Buy a Signed Print