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Opalescent Nudibranch This is an opalescent nudibranch, a very small but beautiful creature. This one lives under the dock at the marina. Canada,Geotagged,Hermissenda crassicornis,Summer,nature,sealife,underwater Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Opalescent Nudibranch

This is an opalescent nudibranch, a very small but beautiful creature. This one lives under the dock at the marina.

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  1. Beautiful photo, Pam! There is a Wiki page. Have you tried to ID it?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermissenda_crassicornis
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Yes I tried but it said there was no Wiki page. Posted 4 years ago
      1. I just tried again, same thing.
        It's not a Hermissenda crassicornis, it's an Opalescent Nudibranch, The Hermissenda crassicornis is much bigger than the Opalescent.
        Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
        1. Pam, here they say the scientific name of Opalescent nudibranch is Hermissenda crassicornis:http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animal-guide/invertebrates/opalescent-nudibranch Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
  2. what a fantastic shot, wonderful colours! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Annette :) Posted 4 years ago
  3. Stunning shot and creature! Posted 4 years ago

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''Hermissenda crassicornis'' is a species of small, brightly colored, sea slug or nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Facelinidae.

This species is also commonly known as the "opalescent sea slug."

Similar species: Sea Slugs
Species identified by Pamswildimages
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Uploaded Dec 7, 2015. Captured Sep 2, 2006 21:02 in 201 3 Ave W, Prince Rupert, BC V8J, Canada.
  • PENTAX Optio W10
  • f/6.6
  • 1/40s
  • ISO64
  • 6.3mm