Re: adult nudibranch dispersion

January 7, 1999
From: Jussi Evertsen

Thanks so much again, Bill!
Information on this topic is scarce, but the response has been very interesting.

Happy new year!

Jussi Evertsen
stud MSc
Trondhjem Biological Station
Departement of Natural History
University of Science and Technology
7034 Trondheim

Evertsen, J., 1999 (Jan 7) Re: adult nudibranch dispersion. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jussi,
Sorry we didn't get more responses, but I suspect that apart from the obviously pelagic species such as Glaucus and Glaucilla, most nudibranchs are benthic as adults. There is some fortuitous movement when animals are caught in currents, but considering how specialised most species are in food requirements, the chances of landing near a source of food may be slight.

Keep a watch on the Forum. Someone may still respond with an interesting observation.
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 1999 (Jan 7). Comment on Re: adult nudibranch dispersion by Jussi Evertsen. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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