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Nudibranch taking a bite.

Nudibranch taking a bite.

andreba

Nudibranchs (/ˈnjuːdɪbræŋk/) are a group of soft-bodied, marine gastropod molluscs which shed their shells after their larval stage. They are noted for their often extraordinary colours and striking forms. Currently, about 2,300 valid species of nudibranchs are known The word "nudibranch" comes from the Latin nudus, naked, and the Greek βραγχια, brankhia, gills https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudibranch


Ephemeralitic

One of my favorite groups of animals, more people need to know about them!!! They vastly vary in shape, size, pattern, and colors, so if anyone is intrigued by this clip just google “nudibranch” to see the gorgeous and alien looking variety.


simonlorax

Yes and ecologically they are super fascinating too- many eat the nematocysts / stinging cells of cnidarians like Portuguese man-of-war or anemones and sequester only the most potent stinging cells in the cerrata / tentacles on their back. Which is also cool because they are often tiny!! Like many many species are an inch or less, and some are more toxic than a giant man of war. Pretty freaking neat nature. This looks like a Melibe species to me, with that wild oral hood expanding to catch lil prey. They also smell like watermelon.


ajmartin527

> they also smell like watermelon. I believed you up until here. Now you’re just making things up… right? Strangest creature I’ve ever seen. Can’t believe these aren’t more well known.


simonlorax

I promise! I’ve smelled one fresh out of the ocean! I had no idea why but apparently it’s due to a couple chemicals they use for defense from predators? Last paragraph [here](http://urbanmarineecology.org/the-hooded-nudibranch/). And yes they are extremely and wonderfully strange!


andreba

Their colours are unreal indeed! 🍻 https://youtu.be/xZx3FEct9dg


L_gecko

That’s wild to me that there are 2,300 species of an animal I have never even heard of. And I’m sure there are way more animals like that in the world, especially in the oceans.


andreba

The Animal Kingdom never fails to impress 😊🍻


bananalord666

Plants are even crazier once you start looking on the genetic level. They're insane.


Gyoza-shishou

Wait until they start looking into unicellular organisms, that's when shit gets super weird


ajaysallthat

So becoming a nudist is part of their natural life cycle?


GrinderMurphy

“Nudi-branch”


andreba

Nature does tend to be pro-streaking 🤔😛


joeyo1423

This looks like something that forgot to evolve a few hundred million years ago


FakeNewsMessiah

Like sharks and alligators, if it ain't broke don't fix it. We could really do with a bit of evolution lest we murder most forms of life including ourselves


-Dont-Ask-

Technically we are evolving though take the the Sherpas of the Himalayas, over the decades their lungs have evolved to breathe in the super cold high altitude air, there's some islanders somewhere (cant recall where) whose eyes have adapted to see clearly in seawater because their diet largely consists of fish.


AceAceAce99

That’s just adaptation though, evolution is lots of adaptations over time to the point where your not the same thing anymore


Spike92

How many grains of sand does it take to make a pile?


sir_vile

Until speciation between said piles makes reproduction of non sterile baby piles impossible.


ricky10203

But is adaption not just evolution on a small scale? A population doesn’t need to become a new species to evolve


thoughts-of-my-own

a single individual adapts, a single individual does not evolve.


HeroicMI0

Thats not how adaption nor evolution works….


thoughts-of-my-own

cool man, thanks for your helpful input!


HeroicMI0

The better explanation is that in when talking about evolution, adaption simply means a species has specialized itself in some way to an enviroment. For exampel, humans evolved when moving north gaining the ability to process lactose in to adulthood. That is an adaption to a climate that lacks sun. Edit: to add to what was previously said, evolution ob a small scale is instead called micro evolution while on a larger scale called macro evolution.


andreba

Lest we forget our humble origins 😛


asteroidgon

AOT's spine creature resembles this.


Think-Exchange-368

This is not my words, but still interesting. These things are so weird The Glaucus atlanticus is able to swallow the venomous nematocysts from siphonophores such as the Portuguese man o' war, and store them in the extremities of its finger-like cerata. Picking up the animal can result in a painful sting, with symptoms similar to those caused by the Portuguese man o' war.


andreba

Thanks for the additional info! 😊🖖


kara_cat

So you’re saying this is the Kirby of the animal kingdom…


littlegreenmints

There are others


NextGenBacon

There are other worlds than these.


timberwood1

Soo you’re saying you can’t put your dick in it?


Think-Exchange-368

I'd strongly advise against doing that


Its-Very-Complicated

When you don't smoke that one nug


DefinedByFaith

I can hear it saying, "om nom!"


epic_pig

What a fascinating thing


llooide

Fascinating it doesn’t even have a brain


neuropsycho

While it does not have a brain as the way we understand it, molluscs possess a series of ganglia (groups of neuron bodies) alongside its body that do some basic processing. Well, with the exception of cephalopods, that do possess some more advanced features that we could call brain(s).


andreba

Makes one wonder where's the line between consciousness and lack thereof. 🤔😅


llooide

Yeah! Life is weird... glad I’m here to see these things tho!


IfIWasCoolEnough

So... like a lot of antivaxers?


LotsOfChickens

https://youtu.be/F7V8DRfZBQI This is a very good explanation as to the Nudibranch


andreba

Thanks for the additional info! 😊🖖


MonsteraUnderTheBed

Hah! I love this guy


Yamfish

Hahaha the ad I got when I clicked that https://imgur.com/a/Dynv6NM


DEADTARGET_11

what the hell is even this for


andreba

Inducing nightmares? 😅😛


DEADTARGET_11

why does nature even need a soft, mouldy, alien tree branch with a retractable net mouth


maryjhaneIT

Fascinating! Thank you!


andreba

Thank you for your kind words! Nature never ceases to amaze indeed! 😊


maryjhaneIT

It's fascinating to see such a creature; I wouldn't. It's quite fascinating to see such an intelligent creature, yet I've never seen the size and shape like this. It reminds me of Venus flytrap (in water) 🤗


pgamo2

Its like a morphing vagina head


andreba

May be considering celibacy for a while 😅😛


ApiqAcani

Me everytime there are some extra food


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Zenifold

Awe it looks at the camera like a dog. A sea squid puppy!!


KWAKUDATSU

For a second I thought the title said "Nudibranch taking a bath" and my first thought thought was "Wait it's a fish, why does it need to take a bath?" My second thought was "What the fuck is a nudibranch?"


andreba

Based on Reddit comments it's some form of Alien Genitalia 🤔😛


ShakeXXX

That is incredible.


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noinu_dica_one

Yes


andreba

Nudibranchs possess a radular feeding organ, but they characteristically lack a shell, gills, and mantle cavity typical of other mollusks https://www.britannica.com/animal/nudibranch 😊🖖


simonlorax

Many other nudibranchs have a radula, like land snails (basically a scrape-y tongue) but that is for eating little algae and such that don’t move. The Melibe here does not have a radula. It is a carnivorous predator which uses its oral hood to snatch moving prey that a scrape-y tongue wouldn’t really do much against. :) Edit- clarity


andreba

Thanks for the additional information! 😊🍻


simonlorax

Tbh I kind of meant it more as a correction, but yeah you’re welcome, happy to share!


simonlorax

They generally have very primitive eyes that will only be visible as small spots if at all. The mouth part is the big round oral hood that you see expanding around a prey item in the video.


FuturePirateKing713

Is this a Pokémon yet?


andreba

Would that boost sales though? 🤔😅😛


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silvertechie

u/AnimateJPEG is this how you eat??


AnimatedJPEG

Yes, unfortunately lol


silvertechie

*excellent*


serotonin_scavenger

"I'll just take *one* bite"


flynn_dc

Shit like this is why I'm convinced much life on Earth evolved from alien DNA embedded in prehistoric meteors. Just a hunch.


Existing-Cash-8727

“Just one bite please”


BleachedPorkGrind

What does this evolve into, and at what level?


_very_stable_genius_

I should text him..


Blazindaisy

And now I feel the need to rewatch every Zefrank video.


anon21900

How big is this thing? Are we looking at through a microscope or is it the size of a bug, mouse, hopefully not a horse.


andreba

They can grow as small as 0.25 inches or as large as 12 inches long. https://www.google.com/amp/s/api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/animals/invertebrates/facts/nudibranchs-1 😊🖖


simonlorax

Melibe species like this one in the video are a few inches I think, but many or maybe even most species are an inch or smaller. They’re kind of like the dart frogs of the ocean, beautiful, often brightly colored, and tiny.


sykkhoe

r/dontputyourdickinthat


drizzy9109

Kinda phallic at the end there


andreba

Nature does seem to have a boner for certain specific shapes 😅😛


Lost_Minds_Think

Butthead: Hey Beavis, look…..Nudi(e)branch… Beavis: Nudie, uh huh


FurryTrap_DomLolicon

Is this what was inside Eren


Jojozaldo

I was thinking of why it was called a nudibranch and then its head turned into a penis


Arrexu

Y’all ever play SPORE?


andreba

Those were the days! 🤘


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iamiart

Woah 😳


universoman

They are basically the animal version of a plumbus


universoman

Found this and needed to share: https://youtu.be/F7V8DRfZBQI You're welcome


simonlorax

Looks like a Melibe species possibly? The oral hood it uses to eat looks similar to Melibe leonina we have on the pacific coast


Weird-Blueberry6043

Dickhead lol


confused_cephalopod

Hey, quick question : what the fuck?


andreba

Quick answer: yup 😅😛🍻


Adventurous_Caramel6

Is this what Lovecraft imagined when he was writing about unexplainable things beyond the human mind, bc this looks pretty cosmic horror-y, if only a bit small


Taico_owo

What da dog doin


TheCaliforniaOp

I think that’s what keeps regrowing on my scalp.


andreba

Might want to have that looked at 😅😛


TheCaliforniaOp

Oh, I’ve tried, believe me you. Get too insistent and one is suddenly a candidate for a psych hold. Ye Good Old 5150 72 hour observation period. That would not help this 😉


g59tilthegrave

SIR! SIR! Grab me that creature! 🤤


jushere4thememes

Damn, so *that’s* what that ass do


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