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© John, Mike & Dan Cesere
© CP: Hekili Point, Maui
Habitat: throughout the Indo-West Pacific
Status: No Conservation Concerns
I know I say this after every nudibranch I post, but this might just be the coolest one I’ve seen in a long time. Technically it’s what’s known as a bubble snail actually, but we don’t need to get too crazy with specifics here.
It’s called Haminoea cymbalum and it literally looks like it was hand blown by a master glass artist. But of course, nature has done all the work for us and made this beauty real. They are often found in very large populations, which I can only imagine must be quite a sight to see.