Glaucus atlanticus  Forster, 1777    Order: NUDIBRANCHIA  Suborder: AEOLIDINA  Family: Glaucidae  DISTRIBUTION

Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777 Order: NUDIBRANCHIA Suborder: AEOLIDINA Family: Glaucidae DISTRIBUTION

Glaucus atlanticus (common names include the sea swallow, blue angel, blue glaucus, blue dragon, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug) is a species of small, bluesea slug, a pelagic aeolid nudibranch, a shell-less gastropod mollusk.

Glaucus atlanticus (common names include the sea swallow, blue angel, blue glaucus, blue dragon, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug) is a species of small, bluesea slug, a pelagic aeolid nudibranch, a shell-less gastropod mollusk.

The Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus), one of the world’s rarest and most beautiful mollusks.

The Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus), one of the world’s rarest and most beautiful mollusks.

The chromodoris willani is a sea slug that, much like that Glaucus Atlanticus we saw a while back, looks like a creature from the world of Pokemon.This sea slug lives in the Western Pacific Ocean, in the areas from Indonesia to the Philippines, and ranges in color.  The chromodoris willani shown in this picture is in the middle of the color spectrum: the creatures can range from a dark blue color to a near transparent white.

The chromodoris willani is a sea slug that, much like that Glaucus Atlanticus we saw a while back, looks like a creature from the world of Pokemon.This sea slug lives in the Western Pacific Ocean, in the areas from Indonesia to the Philippines, and ranges in color. The chromodoris willani shown in this picture is in the middle of the color spectrum: the creatures can range from a dark blue color to a near transparent white.

The Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus), one of the world’s most beautiful species of mollusc.

The Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus), one of the world’s most beautiful species of mollusc.

Glaucus Atlanticus: I just discovered these last night. And like jellyfish i am pretty sure these are aliens. They do really exist in the ocean,& prey on Man-O-Wars! They can store the poisons of the things they eat to create a sting that is more potent than any of their victims. Yet they are on average only 3 cm long. And they have serrated toofies =s But nonetheless I am entirely intrigued by these SciFi looking things

Glaucus Atlanticus: I just discovered these last night. And like jellyfish i am pretty sure these are aliens. They do really exist in the ocean,& prey on Man-O-Wars! They can store the poisons of the things they eat to create a sting that is more potent than any of their victims. Yet they are on average only 3 cm long. And they have serrated toofies =s But nonetheless I am entirely intrigued by these SciFi looking things

Glaucus atlanticus (blue sea slug).  "These little guys are pretty awesome. They live in temperate and tropical waters, staying afloat by swallowing air and keeping it in their stomachs. They eat the venomous Portuguese Man o’ War jellyfish and keep its stings for their own defense. And they look like cycloptic alien dragons. What’s not to love?"  "This is a sea slug? But it’s so pretty!  alien  I swear  alien"

Glaucus atlanticus (blue sea slug). "These little guys are pretty awesome. They live in temperate and tropical waters, staying afloat by swallowing air and keeping it in their stomachs. They eat the venomous Portuguese Man o’ War jellyfish and keep its stings for their own defense. And they look like cycloptic alien dragons. What’s not to love?" "This is a sea slug? But it’s so pretty! alien I swear alien"

Glaucus Atlanticus el animal mas loco!...

Glaucus Atlanticus el animal mas hermoso!...

Meet the blue dragon — probably among the most beautiful animals on the planet. And he's a sea slug, no less.

Tiny Real-Life 'Dragon' Makes A Stunning Rare Appearance

Meet the blue dragon — probably among the most beautiful animals on the planet. And he's a sea slug, no less.

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