New Week Nudibranch: Hydatina amplustre – What a Face!!

Hydatina amplustre
Hydatina amplustre

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Hydatina amplustre

photo: In-Depth Images Kwajalein

Hydatina amplustre

photo: In-depth Images Kwajalein

Habitat:Big Island, Maui, Kahoolawi, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and French Frigate Shoals: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific
Status: No Conservation Concerns

Is this not the sweetest nudibranch you’ve ever seen? Not only does Hydatina amplustre have an extremely beautiful shell marked with broad, salmon-colored bands outlined in black but it also has the most adorable expression! Would you look at those eyes? It almost appears to have bunny-like ears as well. Talk about a cutie patootie!

Hydatina amplustre

photo via: shellspassion.com