07 November 2012

Pokemon, Ben 10 alien, or another one of the world's beautiful creatures?


The nudibranch Glaucus atlanticus was a trending topic among biodiversity networks earlier this year when it was first sighted in Taiwanese waters [1] and referred to as a living pokemon. 

Glaucus atlanticus, commonly called the blue glaucus or blue sea slug, is the only species of its genus. Unlike its relatives, it floats upside down on the water’s surface! [2] Not your typical nudibranch, aye?

Learn more about this species from SeaLifeBase here.

Written by:
Vina Parducho
Research Assistant
The SeaLifeBase Project

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