Nanaimo Horned Dorid

Acanthodoris nanaimoensis

Summary 5

Acanthodoris nanaimoensis is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Onchidorididae.

Distribution 6

This species was described from Jesse Island and the lagoon near Hammond's Bay, Nanaimo, British Columbia. Frank Mace MacFarland described the same species from Moss Beach, near Montara Point, San Mateo County,

California under the name Acanthodoris columbina. It is reported from Halibut Point, Baranof Island, Alaska south to Purisima Point, Santa Barbara, California. Specimens from Pillar Point, San Mateo County, California and Puget Sound, Kitsap County, Washington have been sequenced for the 16S ribosomal RNA, Histone H3 and CO1 genes.

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  4. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC),
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