Yellow-edged Cadlina

Cadlina luteomarginata

Summary 3

Cadlina luteomarginata, common name the yellow-edged cadlina, is a species of colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.

Biology 4

Biology/Natural History: Feeds on sponges, including Halichondria panicea, Myxilla incrustans, and Higginsia sp.

Description 5

Body usually 25-40 mm, can be 80 mm. Whitish to light yellow. Narrow band of yellow around margin and tips of tubercles are bright yellow. Has bipinnate gills, numbering six. Dorsum feels warty and gritty to touch, due to spicules. How to Distinguish from Similar Species: The yellow line around the edges, yellow-tipped tubercles, and yellow tips on the rhinophores are distinctive.

Distribution 6

Geographical Range: Vancouver Island (British Columbia) to Punta Eugenia (Baja California)

Habitat 7

Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 8.55
  Temperature range (°C): 9.967 - 10.186
  Nitrate (umol/L): 6.387 - 7.050
  Salinity (PPS): 31.893 - 32.083
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.520 - 6.561
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.922 - 0.968
  Silicate (umol/l): 12.227 - 15.658

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 8.55

Temperature range (°C): 9.967 - 10.186

Nitrate (umol/L): 6.387 - 7.050

Salinity (PPS): 31.893 - 32.083

Oxygen (ml/l): 6.520 - 6.561

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.922 - 0.968

Silicate (umol/l): 12.227 - 15.658
 
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Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/22915734589/
  2. (c) matt knoth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/18158503@N00/391798290
  3. Adapted by Robin Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadlina_luteomarginata
  4. (c) Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://eol.org/data_objects/10455933
  5. (c) Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://eol.org/data_objects/10455931
  6. (c) Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://eol.org/data_objects/10455935
  7. Public Domain, http://eol.org/data_objects/17400075

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