#Nudibranch!! This is a Felimar F.Kempfi. This tiny one is found in the Caribbean Oceans and I can finally take this off my bucket list! I'm loving #macro #underwater #photography for this very reason!!! Heres a little info about this amazing creature. This was found on Turtle Ledge here near deerfield beach Florida. Photos taken with SeaLife DC2000 with macro lens, dual seadragon video lights and flash. ....
Nudibranchs are a group of soft-bodied molluscs which shed their shells after their larval stage. They are noted for their often extraordinary colours and striking forms.
The word "nudibranch" comes from the Latin nudus, naked, and the Greek βραγχια, brankhia, gills.
Nudibranchs are often casually called sea slugs, as they are a family of opistobranchs (sea slugs), with the phylum Mollusca (molluscs), but many sea slugs belong to several taxonomic groups which are not closely related to nudibranchs. A number of these other sea slugs, such as the photosynthetic Sacoglossa and the colourful Aglajidae, are often confused with nudibranchs.
Nudibranchs are benthic animals, found crawling over the substrate. The only exceptions to this are the neustonic Glaucus nudibranchs, which float upside down just under the ocean's surface, and the pelagic nudibranchs Cephalopyge trematoides, which swim in the water column. From Wikipedia.