Nudibranch and Hydrothermal Vents

October 7, 2001
From: Emily

I am a marine bio student and starting a paper on Nudibranchs and their relationship with hydrothermal vents. Information on this seems to be limited, and I was hoping you might have some pointers for sources, journals, or any background info that you yourself have.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Emily, 2001 (Oct 7) Nudibranch and Hydrothermal Vents. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Emily,
I must admit that I had never really associated nudibranchs with hydrothermal vents but have found one reference which you might follow up.

Valdés, A. & Bouchet, P. 1998. Naked in toxic fluids: a nudibranch mollusc from hydrothermal vents. Deep Sea Research Part II: Tropical Studies in Oceanography, 45: 319-327.

Other than referring to that publication, I suspect your paper will be fairly short.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Oct 7). Comment on Nudibranch and Hydrothermal Vents by Emily. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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