This is the brachial plume, or the gills of this nudibranch. As it lives underwater, it does not breathe in the same way that mammals do, but this organ allows it to extract oxygen from the water.
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Bitung, Chromodorididae, Gastropods: Gastropoda, Hyps, Hypselodoris apolegma, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Invertebrates, Lembeh Straits, Marine Life, Mollusks: Mollusca, Molucca Sea, North Sulawesi, Nudibranchs: Nudibranchia, PLACES, Pacific Ocean, Sea Slugs: Opisthobranchs: Ophisthobranchia: Opisthobranchia, Wetpixel Expeditions, Wetpixel/Mustard Macro Workshop 2016, blue water, tropical water, www.hanlon-photography.com, © Adam Hanlon, ©Adam Hanlon 2016
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