Nudibranchs and sea slugs may not sound as interesting as all the designer corals and fish we see in the hobby, however in our opinion, these creatures are some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures in the ocean. A new book “Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification – Indo-Pacific” by Terrence Gosliner, Ángel Valdés and David Behrens is a comprehensive guide of nudis and sea slugs in the Indo-Pacific region.
The website describes the book as, “…Three leading scientific experts on nudibranchs and sea slugs collaborate to produce a comprehensive guide for divers to the Indo-Pacific region. Terrence Gosliner, Ángel Valdés and David Behrens previously worked together on the 2008 publication of Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. The new book Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification – Indo-Pacific is an improved version of that work, including more than 500 additional photos and species.”
Why did the Indo-Pacific region get its own coverage of what many may consider an esoteric topic to cover? The region is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world including when it comes to opisthobranchs. There are around 3,000 species of opisthobranchs in the world with at least 40% found in this region alone. This book illustrates 1,953 Indo-Pacific opisthobranchs, including many undescribed species in 2,248 photographs on 408 pages.
The book will be released on October 1, but you preorder the book at FishID for $60 right now.