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Divers discover weird two-headed sea slug

By T.K. Randall
September 19, 2015 · Comment icon 5 comments

The peculiar green mollusc has two distinct heads. Image Credit: Scubazoo / Borneo from Below
The bizarre creature was found on the sea floor during a dive in the tropical waters of Borneo.
Filmed by the people behind the "Borneo from Below" YouTube series, the remarkable looking denizen is actually a nudibranch - a shell-less mollusc of the sea slug family of which there are currently more than 3,000 known species with new ones being discovered all the time.

What makes this particular specimen unique however is the fact that it appears to have two heads.
"Usually this sort of deformity sets the animal up for an early death, but it does appear to be adult or at least subadult," said marine biologist Clay Bryce from the Western Australian Museum in Perth.

"So perhaps this is a case of two heads being better than one !"

A video detailing the discovery of the two-headed nudibranch can be viewed below.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by little_dreamer 8 years ago
These things look weird enough with just one head.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Infernal Gnu 8 years ago
At least it will never be lonely.
Comment icon #3 Posted by freetoroam 8 years ago
with new ones being discovered all the time. maybe they will find one with 3 heads next time.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Wickian 8 years ago
At least it will never be lonely. I agree, the ocean floor has got to be extremely boring.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Xzenox 8 years ago

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