Nudibranch Behaviour
David W. Behrens

with photographers: Constantiine Petrinos & Carine Schrurs.
Published 2005
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, Florida.
ISBN 1-878348-41-8
Price: approx $US 35

This excellent book is not only full of beautiful photographs, but full of information as well. It covers basic classification, and then goes on to discuss many areas of biology and natural history, including smell and  touch, can they see?, how do they move? how and what they eat, defence, reproduction, colour etc. This is a valuable addition to your 'sea slug library' filling in the many areas of opisthobranch biology which are missing, or tantalisingly brief, in most nudibranch colour faunal guides.

I will certainly be recommending this book to the many inquirers who send messages to the Forum asking for basic background information on these fascinating animals.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (September 15) Nudibranch Behaviour. David W. Behrens. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from