Sneaki Nudi

By Josh Saul 8 years agoNo Comments

Another Soft Coral Mimic from

Original video from More soft coral mimics! Back in November, I posted a video of a nudibranch, Phyllodesmium rudmani, that mimics the soft coral, Xenia, upon which it feeds. This month, in Halmahera, our guide found this species, Phyllodesmium jakobsenae, which also feed on soft coral.

This new video courtesy of our friends at Blenny Watcher shows a nudibranch that mimics the popular coral Xenia.  The nudi looks almost exactly like the xenia on which it feasts, allowing it to avoid predators and devour xenia at the same time.  You can read about it on Ned and Anna’s great blog

  Corals, Invertebrates

 Josh Saul

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Josh Saul is a technology consultant for large global banks. He has been involved in the aquarium hobby for 20 years and has been SCUBA diving for more than 30.

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