Sunday, February 12, 2006

Slug and Isopod

This tiny sea slug (right, 6mm) is not much bigger than the sphaeromatid isopod (left). According to our friend Leslie Harris, these isopods are primarily mild-mannered herbivores; the smallest ones are thought to scrape diatoms & detritus off sand grains.

The slug may be a juvenille Pleurobranchus, but this is only a wild guess.