Pink Nudibranch (sea slug) under Portsea Pier

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Pink Nudibranch (sea slug) under Portsea Pier

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The following images are of the Nudibranch Verconia verconis under Portsea Pier in Victoria, Australia. It can come in a variety of colour forms depending on its food source. Here it is living on the sponge Dendrilla rosea. Note that there is one image where six nudibranchs surround what I believe is a ribbon of their white eggs (I stand to be corrected as I did not see them being laid).

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Beautiful colors.

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Yes the colours are beautiful - I like that as well as matching the colour of the sponge these nudibranchs also match the texture of the sponge with its spiky protuberances.
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