February 1, 2001
From: Anna Nierenberg
I found a nudibranch in a tide pool in San Diego, southern California. It was in the middle -low tide zone of unprotected outer coast (near Scripps institution of Oceanography). As far as I could tell it was unsegmented and it was extremely colorful. I was curious what an animal like this eats.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNierenberg, A., 2001 (Feb 1) What do nudibranchs eat?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3665
Nudibranchs are all carnivorous, each species usually having a very specialised diet, eating only one or a few items of prey. Some other sea slugs, such as the Sea Hares, are herbivores, feeding on different types of sea weed.
Have a look at the messages below yours on the Feeding Page for some background information and some suggested places to look.
It would also pay to look at the General Topics Index for other pages which may be of interest. As I say in most of the messages use the SEARCH BUTTON as well. If you type in food or feeding you will many more examples.
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