THE LITTLE RED SAMURAI

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Chromodoris Kuniei ~ slinks its way across the underwater plains in search of a mate, casually grazing and possibly looking for an alternative feeding territory.

In many ‘dorid’ nudibranchs ~ ‘acid glands’ and or ‘spicules’ are incorporated in the mantle tissue above the foot. It is thought that these are defensive glands which have been shown to produce chemicals dis-tasteful to fish.

Synthesis of these defensive compounds are thought to ‘stem’ from their food source of bryozoan, ascidian or hydroid nature and molecules maybe selectively ‘re-secreted’ ~ by the sea-slug.

With ‘warrior-like’ head armour ~ not that dissimilar to that of the Japanese Samurai ~ this ‘little red Samurai’ stands its ground ~ on the seabed of the South China Sea!

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