Zooillogix

The Qatar National History Group, a Qatari (Qatarian, Qatarese?), nature outing group, recently discovered what is believed to be a new species of sea slug. The pictures of the colorful critter were reviewed by Dr. Bill Rudman, head of the Sea Slug Forum, and he believes it bears resemblance to a sea slug last seen in Pakistan a century ago. Perhaps more even more interesting, was Zooillogix’s discovery of the existence of the Sea Slug Forum, which has an exhaustive collection sea slug pictures and aqua-slug related links. Spend a few minutes perusing this awesome collection and make your cubicle mate think you are weirder than they already do.

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New Qatari Sea Slug

More cool sea slugs:

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Lettuce Sea Slug, Tridachia crispata

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Hypselodoris festiva

even more hot sea slug action below the fold…

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unidentified

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unidentified

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Like a model without cocaine and cigarettes, sea slugs quickly lose their sex appeal when removed from the water.

Comments

  1. #1 Laughing Stone
    October 10, 2007

    They are quite beautiful – like butterflies of the sea.

  2. #2 Don Quijote
    October 11, 2007

    Wonderful!

    P.S.: Quatari

  3. #3 Don Quijote
    October 11, 2007

    P.P.S. Without the ‘u’ of course.

  4. #4 synapse
    October 11, 2007

    They are tasty, too, if cooked properly.

  5. #5 PHP Encoder
    October 15, 2007

    They are really wonderful, …indeed like butterflies!!!

  6. #6 sailor
    October 15, 2007

    Lovely photos, which make them all look outstanding, so butterflies of the sea seems appropriate. However, unlike butterflies they are hard to see in their natural environment, they merge right into their surroundings.

  7. #7 Irina Roginskaya
    November 19, 2007

    The creature with red cerata seems very like Coryphella (Flabellina).Just the same colour has our Coryphella gracilis of the White and Barents Seas . It is a pity that only the left side of the body is shown on the photo. The characteristic (diagnostic) position of the anus of Coryphellas is on the right side . The photographs are very beautiful! Irina Roginskaya.

  8. #8 science lover999
    July 6, 2008

    I love sea slugs they are so beautiful in their own envierment they are as you may say butterflies too bad you cant see them in their natrual habbitat!!!!!:) but wouldn’t that be so fasinating!:)

  9. #9 science lover999
    July 6, 2008

    which is your favorite mines is the one and only big blue hypsrlodoris festiva isn’t it beautiful. I would live to see one in real life sometime wouldn’t you!!!!?!:)wow what a beauty!if you have any of your favorite please share don’t be afraid?!!:) I would love to know and as we all say they are beautiful sea butterflies!!!!:)

  10. #10 6666
    August 4, 2008

    ew u eat em???any ways they seem creepy to me

  11. #11 hannah and jessica
    August 15, 2008

    This is the grossest website in the universe. (jessica)

    This is the wierdest website in the entire world. (hannah)

  12. #12 Bosie
    August 24, 2008

    Bosie is vreeslik coole

  13. #13 monica and holly
    September 5, 2008

    We were in Destin Florida and we saw this brown thing in the water wwe thought it was a clump of seaweed but we held it and it looked like the picture above. We didn’t know what it was we just now found out. :] COOL!

  14. #14 Gorgia SMITH
    October 9, 2008

    I sore 1 on the weekend.SERIOUSLY they do look like a butterfly,but they feel like vevelt HOPE U SEE 1 SOMTIME BEAUITIFUL

  15. #15 Laszlo Ilyes
    February 21, 2009

    Photo of the Lettuce Sea Slug, Tridachia crispata
    courtesy of Laszlo Ilyes @ http://www.flickr.com

  16. #17 travesti
    December 10, 2009

    thanks a lot for write

  17. #18 kyle sweny
    March 28, 2010

    umm i saw a sea sluge i think it was weird and when i poked it with a stick purpleish ink came out

  18. #19 kyle sweny
    March 28, 2010

    send me a message if u need somthing at kylesweny@tahoo.com i will get some pics of it ok u guys bye for now.

  19. #20 stephen
    April 30, 2010

    unidentified
    is cool

  20. #21 kristin flint
    May 13, 2011

    i live right next to marine stadium in long beach , ca. and along the shore all the time these giant sea slugs seem to beach themselves on to the sand . i don’t know if they wash up on the shore accidentally or if they beach themselves on purpose because they have are dyeing ? but there has been times along the shore there are hundreds of sea slugs along the water line , all different sizes , its very , but makes me really not want to go in that water i would grouse out if i were to step on one.

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