Aeolidia papillosa

From Natural History of Southeast Alaska
Jump to: navigation, search
Shaggy Mouse Nudibranch:
Shaggy Mouse Nudibranch (Aeolidia papillosa): The shaggy mouse nudibranch is uncommon but definitely not rare. Perhaps one Aeolidia is found for every thirty or fifty opalescent nudibranchs found.

Because it has the size, feel, and look of a little mouse (but, alas, not the warmth), this nudibranch is a contender for "cutest invertebrate in Sitka Sound, and as such is always a special treat for the beachcomber. It eats anemones, and stores their stinging cells in its "shaggy fur."

Local Notes

add location



Other References

Related Files