Information needed urgently

June 30, 2000
From: Rachel Samuels

Hi I'm doing an assignment on nudibranchs and I have found all the information I need except a diagram of the internal structure. If you could send me a diagram or information on this it would be very much appreciated. Thanks,

Rachel Samuels

Samuels, R., 2000 (Jun 30) Information needed urgently. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Rachel,
The Forum is not really set up to do student assignments urgently. I suspect you haven't really got all the information you need if you think that one diagram will cover the internal structure of all nudibranchs. I am afraid that you would need 20 or 30 diagrams to cover the variation within the nudibranchs.

I am gradually adding information on aspects of their anatomy which you will find if you go to the list of General Topics. There is one page with a diagram showing the gut of a dorid nudibranch which could be useful, but that is only one of the body plans found in the Nudibranchia.

If you have access to a university library have a look at Mollusca - The Southern Synthesis which has a comprehensive section on opisthobranch anatomy.

Good Luck with your assignment,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Jun 30). Comment on Information needed urgently by Rachel Samuels . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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