Hypselodoris cf acriba nudibranch, Curacao
© zahner 
Habitat: Caribbean  
Status: Not Listed

The description of this nudibranch, Hypselodoris acriba, as provided by the Sea Slug Forum makes me think we’re describing an opulent palace or throne rather than a sea slug! It says, “The body is blue, covered with a fine yellow-gold mesh pattern. The rhinophores are brilliant purple-blue and the gills are gold. A wide marginal band of white to pink follows the highly ruffled mantle margin. The very edge of the mantle has a thin yellow followed by red line. A series of irregular black spots occurs along the inner edge of the ruffled margin.”

Absolutely gorgeous!!