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Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification-Indo Pacific by Gosliner, Valdez, Behrens

Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification-Indo Pacific

by Gosliner, Valdés, Behrens

New World Publications has just announced a stunning new publication, Nudibranch and Sea Slug identification Indo-Pacific written by Terry Gosliner, Ángel Valdés and Dave Behrens. Their new book includes identification of almost 2000 species of sea slugs from around the tropics of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Of course, much of this diversity is centered in the Coral Triangle in biodiversity hotspots like the Bird’s Head Seascape, Sulawesi (Lembeh Strait) and Bali in Indonesia and.the Anilao region of the Philippines,  In compiling the book, Terry Gosliner accompanied Mark Erdmann, Conservation International’s Vice President for Asia Pacific Marine Programs, on two trips to Raja Ampat and documented many new records from the region that are included in the new book. All species are richly illustrated with photos from some of the world’s best underwater photographers and includes new information about the biology, name changes and distribution of all species. The concise introduction provides the most current information about the ecology, evolution and conservation biology of these stunningly beautiful creatures. This is a “must have” for the library of shelf of anyone who even remotely loves nudis. The book is available for preorders at

Here’s a sneak peak at “what’s on the inside”!


A typical double page spread


Double page spread

Terrance Gosliner PhD, is currently Senior Curator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology of the California Academy of Sciences.
Ángel Valdés PhD, is an Associate Professor of Biology at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Research Associate at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences.
David Behrens PhD, is a retired adjunct professor of Marine Biology and Oceanography at Pierce College in Washington and Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences.

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