Snailpuke is the only monster I drew and colored who was ultimately left out of the final version of “DON’T GET SPOOKED: THE SPOOKIEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD.”
I just couldn’t find a good role for him by the time I filled my pre-determined limit of sixty monsters in the game.
I still like him, though.
nudibranch (Acanthadoris lutea). Moss Beach CA, Nov. 2011
Moon Snail (x)
One time the tide was out really far and there were all these clams burrowing and I went after one because I knew I could catch it and it turned out to be a moon snail.
Aplacophorans are molluscs who have completely given up on the molluscan life.
They have no shell, no foot, no tentacles and no eyes. Some have a radula but a lot of them lost that, too.
It turns out they’re not relics from an ancient time when molluscs had no shell. Rather they’ve adapted to a lifestyle burrowing in the seabed or hanging onto the corals some of them eat.
Losing most of your body parts needn’t be the end of the world. It just demands a change in lifestyle.
A rout of snails feasting
Bielzia coerulans, commonly known as the Carpathian blue slug or simply the blue slug, is a species of very large land slug. This species is endemic to the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe.
Pearls in situ
A giant fluorescent pink slug Triboniophorous aff. graeffei found only in the misty Mount Kaputar area of north-western New South Wales, Australia. By day it hides under leaf mould but on rainy nights locals have long reported sightings of hundreds of the astonishing creatures that come out to feed off mould and moss.
Picture: MICHAEL MURPHY/AFP/Getty Images (via Pictures of the day: 29 April 2013 - Telegraph)
This is one of the best slugs.
”The Hawaiian creation myth relates that the present cosmos is only the last of a series, having arisen in stages from the wreck of the previous universe. In this account, the octopus is the lone survivor of the previous, alien universe”, - Dixon, Roland Burrage (1916). The Mythology of All Races: Oceanic 9. Marshall Jones. p. 15.
A Gastroskull draws near!
Whoa really cool pixel art!!
whoa the coloring is gorgeous
I revamped my old “strangest cephalopods” article with some updated and correct info, a few new images and condensed it onto one page. Learn things about tentacles!!