Monterey Dorid

Doris montereyensis

Summary 6

Commonly encountered but commonly confused with the other yellow dorids in our area. The Monterey Dorid can be distinguished from its look-alikes by the dark pigmentation on the tops of some of the papillae or tuburcles and its generally yellow branchial plume. While the color is generally yellow, it can vary from deep, lemony yellow to pale yellow or even white.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Marisa Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/2789248
  2. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Ken-ichi Ueda, http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/3402703555
  3. (c) J. Maughn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmaughn/22523074712/
  4. (c) Donna Pomeroy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1326128
  5. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/ken-ichi/8265708495/
  6. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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Color yellow