Contact: Stephanie Stone
California Academy of Sciences
Caption: Dermatobranchus leoni is a new species of sea slug, aka nudibranch, from the Philippines, one of 140 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2011. Nudibranchs use their vivid colors to warn predators of their toxic or unpalatable nature.
Credit: Constantinos Petrinos
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Related news release: 140 new species described by California Academy of Sciences in 2011