Heath's Dorid

Geitodoris heathi

Summary 4

Geitodoris heathi, common name "Heath's dorid", is a species of colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Dorididae.

Description 5

This nudibranch grows to be about 45 mm, or almost 2 inches in length. It can be white or yellow or even a sort of pinkish color, and sometimes has small dark spots.

Geitodoris heathi, a mating pair

Geitodoris heathi

Geitodoris heathi

Geitodoris heathi from Pillar Point, California

Distribution 5

This species of dorid nudibranch lives in the eastern Pacific, from Alaska to Baja California.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geitodoris_heathi_from_Pillar_Point,_California.jpg
  2. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/555418325
  3. (c) Minette Layne, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/minette_layne/825453159/
  4. Adapted by Robin Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geitodoris_heathi
  5. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geitodoris_heathi

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