Blood-spot Dorid

Aldisa sanguinea

Summary 5

Aldisa sanguinea, common name the Blood-Spot Dorid, is a species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cadlinidae.

Distribution 6

This species was described from California. It has subsequently been recorded on the western seaboard of North America from British Columbia south to Mexico. In the north of this range, in Oregon and British Columbia, specimens are found which lack the two characteristic round markings on the back resembling the inhalant pore sieves of Hymedesmiid sponges. It is possible that these belong to a separate species.

Ecology 6

This species feeds on a red Hymedesmia sponge.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/26870535192/
  2. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/3574725925
  3. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/14534570599/
  4. (c) anudibranchmom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Robin Agarwal, http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3920996
  5. Adapted by Robin Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldisa_sanguinea
  6. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldisa_sanguinea

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