15 mm long.
Finally! A few specimens of Flabellina iodinea were found at Hazard Canyon Reef by Richard Roller and Gary McDonald in the late 1960s. I began sampling for nudibranchs at this site in 1999, and this was the first specimen of it I found there. I found four more in 2015.
Our second one at Pillar Point!
Our first one at Pillar Point!
Awesome find by @Alison Young!
The first time we have seen this species here, but knew it would just be a matter of time before we did. Such an exciting find by @kestrel ! One of two she found!
@kestrel spotted 2 of these!
The Spanish shawl, Flabellina iodinea, is a species of aeolid nudibranch, a very colorful sea slug. This is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Flabellinidae.