new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Blue dragon-glaucus atlanticus | by Sylke Rohrlach
Back to photostream

Blue dragon-glaucus atlanticus

Also known as Sea Swallow, Blue Glaucus, Blue Sea Slug, Blue Ocean Slug and Lizard Nudibranch.

Washed ashore at Bronte Beach, Sydney, NSW.

Diet: Bluebottle (physalia physalis)

Speciality: Stores stinging nematocysts from the bluebottle within its own tissues, which is additional protection from predation

Discovered: 1777, Forster

22,756 views
115 faves
24 comments
Taken on March 3, 2013