Category Archives: Mollusks

Funeral Nudibranch

The Funeral Nudibranch - Jorunna funebris
Funeral Nudibranch

The Funeral NudibranchJorunna funebris, gets is name from the black and white coloration. It feeds on a blue sponges (Neopetrosia sp.), which makes it poisonous, and able to secrete chemicals that make them distasteful or toxic.

As a members from the family Discodorididae they are able to retract its gills into a gill pocket. Many species are able to break off part of their mantle to distract predators. They generally have a narrow foot compared to the wide mantle skirt.