nudibranch preying on goby

Nudibranch on Goby Fiji Ned DeLoach Blennywatcher.com

Nudibranch Preying on a Goby

February 22, 2014

Here’s another strange one: A nudibranch that attaches to and eats the fins of shrimp gobies! Shrimp gobies are cool fishes – teaming up with nearsighted burrow-building shrimp, the vigilant gobies act as sentinels, watching for danger, while the shrimp build communal burrows. Life is good out on the sand flat, right? Well yes, until the little nudibranch, Gymnodoris nigricolor, enters the scene.  In the photo, the nudibranch is the little black job hanging onto the fin of the goby. … Read more