NUDIBRANCHS

Butterflies of the Seas

A big part of my work is dedicated to sea slugs and flatworms, the butterflies of the seas.
What do butterflies and slugs have in common? Well on land, not much. But take a trip underwater with us into sandy bays or rocky coastlines, mudflats and coral reefs and you will be amazed at the delicate beauty of the over 3.000 species of sea slugs already discovered. Found in every color of the rainbow, sea slugs have names that match their looks. Imagine what the Spanish Dancer, the Persian Carpet Flatworm, the Funeral Jorunna, the Much-Desired Flabellina or Rose Petal Bubble must look like? Sea slugs even seem to flutter as ocean currents sweep over their soft, fragile bodies.

ARMINA SCOTTI
CHROMODORIS QUADRICOLOR
TRINCHESIA sp
PHYLLIDIA UNDULA
BORNELLA ANGUILLA
COSTASIELLA KUROSHIMAE
TRINCHESIA ACINOSA
JANOLUS SP
HALGERDA OKINAWA
TRAPANIA MILTABRANCHA
DOTO USSI
TRINCHESIA SP
DORISMATICA ATROMARGINATA
PHYLLODESMIUM PINNATUM
MIAMIRA ALLENI
JORUNNA FUNEBRIS
DENDRONOTUS REGIUS
JANOLUS FLAVOANULATUS
GONIOBRANCHUS PRECIOSUS
GONIOBRANCHUS RETICULATUS
CHROMODORIS MAGNIFICA
HYPSELODORIS TRYONI
GLOSSODORIS CINCTA
CERATOSOMA TRILOBATUM
DOTO USSI
PHYLLODESMIUM CRYPTICUM
JORUNNA FUNEBRIS
GYMNODORIS IMPUDICA
CHROMODORIS JOSHI
GONIOBRANCHUS ALBOPUNCTATUS
MEXICHROMIS PUSILLA
HYPSELODORIS KRAKATOA
ARDEADORIS EGRETTA
JORUNNA PARVA
THECACERA PICTA
PHYLLIDIA RUEPPELII