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Encyclopedia > Sea slug

Sea slug can mean:

  • (often in literature, for example as the what ever translation of the Japanese namako): Holothurian

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sea slug - definition of sea slug in Encyclopedia (327 words)
Sea hares (also called sea slugs) are small marine gastropod molluscs of the suborder Anaspidea (P. Fisher, 1883) in the subclass Orthogastropoda, class Gastropoda, phylum Mollusca.
Sea hares are herbivorous and are typically found on seaweed in shallow water.
Aplysia californica is a typical example of a sea hare, and is noteworthy for its usefulness in studies of neurobiology.
sea slug. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (272 words)
Sea slugs, or nudibranchs, are distributed throughout the world, with the greatest numbers and the largest kinds found in tropical waters.
Most sea slugs have two pairs of tentacles on the head, used for tactile and chemosensory reception, with a small eye at the base of each tentacle.
Certain sea slugs that feed on corals and sea anemones ingest the stinging cells of their prey without discharging them; these then pass from the slug’s digestive tract to the ceratia, where they are used by the slug for its own defense.
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