Clusters of colourful Jewel anemones (Corynactis australis) carpet the rocky outcrops of New Zealand's reefs.
Yellow moray eel
Of the five moray eel species found in mainland New Zealand, the yellow moray (Gymnothorax prasinus) is one of the most common. Our chunky grey sponges make great hidey holes for sheltering morays.
Like most sea slugs, Elysia sp. sap-suckers are hermaphrodites. The reproductive genital openings are found on the right side of the body in the neck area. The slugs coil together in a head to tail position to line up their genital papillae for copulation.