Chelidonura pallida

photo: Linda I.

Chelidonura pallida

photo: Nhobgood Nick Hobgood

Habitat: Malaysia, western Australia, Fiji, New Guinea, Indonesia and New Caledonia and the Kerama Islands of Japan
Status: No Conservation Concerns

This handsome nudibranch is called Chelidonura pallida. Members of this genus are referred to as swallowtail head shield slugs due to their split tail and hammer-like head.

These beautiful bumble-bee colored creatures only reach lengths of up to 50 mm.