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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

Like other Polyceridae Nudibranch, Roboastra gracilis is carnivourous and hunts other opisthobranchs. The exaggerated oral tentacles are probably used to hunt their prey by following the mucus trail of other branchs.
The behavior displayed in this image is probably also a hunting technique.
Image taken on a coral reef off the shore of Anilao in The Philippines

· Date: Sat April 24, 2004 · Reference ID: all/222004_0315_084318AA_1 · Views: 4883 ·
Keywords: sea slug southeast se asia nudi coral reef predator carnivore hunting behavior

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Juvenile Highhat (Pareques acuminatus)
Paul Osmond


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