CRITTER: Meet the Varicose Phyllidia Nudibranch

  • Terry Lilley / Special to The Garden Island

    The varicose phyllidia nudibranch resembles scrambled eggs on the reef.

Out on the Hawaiian reef we have many different types of sea slugs and nudibranches, and the varicose nudibranch are the most-commonly seen by divers and snorkelers. These three-inch-long slugs stand out on the brown reef because they are yellow, black and blue colors, and look like a little pile of scrambled eggs on the reef.