Modest Cadlina

Cadlina modesta

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Modest indeed, this is not a slug upon which many would expend more than a moment's admiration, sadly, but such is its plight. Given its highly reduced visual and aural capacities, though, it could hardly be expected to notice, unless you express your admiration through aquatically conducted chemical signals. This common slug is usually 2-3 cm in length, white to pale yellow in overall color, with more saturated yellow spots along the side of the notum. While the rhinophores can be a bit darker than the notum, they are never black/brown as they are in C. flavomaculata. C. sparsa is very similar and much rarer in the intertidal of central California, but it should have some dark spots with yellow centers.

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Color white, yellow