Velvet Sea Slug (Chelidonura varians) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Velvet Sea Slug

Velvet Sea Slug
Velvet Sea Slug
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Velvet Sea Slug
Velvet Sea Slug
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Velvet Sea Slug
Velvet Sea Slug
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Velvet Sea Slug
Velvet Sea Slug
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Velvet Sea Slug Chelidonura varians
Description

The Velvet Sea Slug (Chelidonura varians) is also known by several different names, including Blue Doris, Blue Velvet Headshield Slug, Blue-Lined Sandflat Slug, & Hammerhead Slug. It is not a nudibranch, although its colourations are similar to the Morose Nudibranch. It's a sea slug in the Aglajidae family and is widely distributed across the Indo-West-Pacific region.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Mollusca (Mollusks / Molluscs)
Class:
Gastropoda
Order: Cephalaspidea (Slugs (Headshield) & Bubble Snails)
Family: Aglajidae (Aglajidae)
Genus: Chelidonura (Chelidonura)
Species: Chelidonura varians
Size
Average Size: 6 centimetres

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