Habitat: waters of the Indo-West Pacific (though it has also been reported from Hawaii)
Status: No Conservation Concerns
This nudibranch, Kalinga ornata, is a perfect example of a what-the-heck-is-going-on-here creature. I mean just look at this thing – it’s basically a blob of mismatched bumps and lumps bedazzled with red, orange, blue, and yellow spots. Ok, nudibranch… come on now. Let’s get it together here. Choose a style and run with it!
These sea slugs grow to at least 130mm. That’s 130mm of pure hot mess.