Nudibranchs
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 8

Nudibranchs PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 90 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Nudibranchs. Tishana Lawhorne. Nudribranchia. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda Order: Opisthobranchia Suborder: Nudibranchia. Their scientific name, Nudibranchia , means naked gills, and describes the feathery gills and horns that most wear on their backs.

Download Presentation

Nudibranchs

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Nudibranchs

Nudibranchs

Tishana Lawhorne


Nudribranchia

Nudribranchia

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

Order: Opisthobranchia

Suborder: Nudibranchia

  • Their scientific name, Nudibranchia, means naked gills, and describes the feathery gills and horns that most wear on their backs.


Image is everything

Image Is Everything

Nudibranchs are colorful little animals. They come in lots of different shapes and sizes. Some nudibranchs are yellow, some are orange and some are yellow with dark brown blotches. Nudibranchs are usually small. They can grow from less than half an inch to almost two feet. Spotted nudibranchs and clown nudibranchs grow up to eight centimeters long, but the sea lemon can, very rarely, grow up to twenty inches long. Some have two horned tentacles (rhinophores) on their head, others a feathery gills on their back, most are brightly colored though some blend into their environment.


Home sweet home

Home Sweet Home

Nudibranchs can live in all depths of salt water, but reach their greatest size and variation in warm, shallow waters.


I m a carnivore

I’m A Carnivore !

  • Nudibranchs are carnivorous, meaning that they eat other small animals.

  • As they glide around, they feed on all sorts of creatures (hydroids, tunicates, sponges, anemones, and barnacles.

  • Sometimes they will even eat other nudibranchs.

  • They have a hard, toothed feeding structure called a radula inside their mouth that helps them crunch up food.

  • Often they take on the color of their preferred prey, such as

  • brightly colored sponges.


Let s talk bout sex bay bee

Let’s Talk ‘Bout Sex Bay-Bee!

Nudibranchs have both male and female reproductive organs.

Even though they do, they rarely fertilize themselves.


Special adaptations

| speCial aDaptatiOns |

  • They store the toxins eaten in their own bodies and then use it as a defense mechanism to fight off predators.

  • Nudibranchs can change color to blend in with their prey and to hide from predators.


Byee now

_*Byee Now !

  • This Is An

  • Annette-Eunice Production !


  • Login