Kaloplocamus acutus (3)

photo: CY Wong

Kaloplocamus acutus (2)

photo: Eugene Lim

Kaloplocamus acutus (1)

photo via: vivid-nature.com

Habitat: Hong Kong and eastern Australia (New South Wales to the northern Great Barrier Reef) as well as New Caledonia
Status: Not Listed

Pictures can be so deceiving. I mean, you would never guess that this pretty nudibranch, Kaloplocamus acutus, only grows to a mere 25mm in length! How precioussssss.

These guys can range in color from yellow-orange to dark orange-red and have branched papillae with translucent white stalks  the pointed branches are bright orange or orange-red. Tiny yet beautiful little creature.