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Blue dragon-glaucus atlanticus

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Also known as Sea Swallow, Blue Glaucus, Blue Sea Slug, Blue Ocean Slug and Lizard Nudibranch.Washed ashore at Bronte Beach, Sydney, NSW.Diet: Bluebottle (physalia physalis)Speciality: Stores stinging nematocysts from the bluebottle within its own tissues, which is additional protection from predationDiscovered: 1777, Forster

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