sealord : Photo Keywords : marine invertebrate : These two adult Aeolidia papillosa nudibranchs were on the upper shore in a shallow pool near the Guernsey origin of the Lihou Island causeway on the afternoon of 9 May 2009. Near-by were two deposits of spawn. The spawn is photographed in the adjacent images. These nudibranchs feed on sea anemones - particularly beadlet and snakelocks anemones. There cerata on the dorsal surface retain the nematocysts or stinging cells of the anemones they consume.
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