San Diego Dorid

Diaulula sandiegensis

Summary 6

Diaulula sandiegensis is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Discodorididae.

Description 7

This nudibranch grows to about 100 mm (4") in length. The background color can be white or any shade of yellow to a yellowish brown, and it has characteristic markings consisting of a few (and sometimes more numerous) brown rings or irregular spots.

Distribution 7

This dorid nudibranch occurs in the eastern Pacific, from Alaska to Baja California, Mexico. It also occurs in Japan.

Life habits 7

This species feeds on sponges.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/2958824
  2. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.flickr.com/photos/ken-ichi/45505255/
  3. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Ken-ichi Ueda, http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/2579019369
  4. (c) matt knoth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattknoth/423731174/
  5. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.flickr.com/photos/ken-ichi/505020599/
  6. Adapted by Robin Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaulula_sandiegensis
  7. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaulula_sandiegensis

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Color brown, white