Project Description

Orange-Clubbed Sea Slug

Scientific name: Limacia clavigera
Size: Up to 2cm long

Colour: White with yellow or orange markings on the finger-like projections.
Habitat: Most commonly found on the lower shore in shallow waters and sublittoral zone – but have been found down to 80m deep!

Facts:

  • Feeds on encrusting bryozoans such as Sea-Mat.
  • The “clubs” have different functions, like taste and smell.
  • Some clubs contain defensive glands that make them taste bad to predators!
  • They are hermaphrodites meaning neither male or female, they’re both!