40mm length, found in rocky subtidal by Andrea McDonald. Photo scanned from 35mm slide.
48mm total length, found in rocky subtidal. Photo scanned from 35mm slide.
At Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Observed on shale surrounding Shale Island dive site off Del Monte Beach, Monterey Bay.
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.
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.