Cooper's Aeolid

Orienthella cooperi

Summary 6

Flabellina cooperi is a species of sea slug, an aolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Flabellinidae....

Description 7

Flabellina cooperi has a translucent white body with a stripe of white surface pigment along the middle of the back. This line forks in front of the rhinophores and may continue onto the oral tentacles. There are small white pigment spots on the outer part of the oral tentacles and rhinophores. The cerata contain green digestive gland and have a sprinkling of white spots in the outer part, below the cnidosacs.

Distribution 7

This species is known from the California Current region from Elkhorn Slough, California south to Bahia San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Donna Pomeroy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/2540763
  2. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/4019310
  3. (c) J. Maughn, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by James Maughn, https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmaughn/23281936420/
  4. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/22077892719/
  5. (c) Robin Agarwal (ANudibranchMom on iNaturalist), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/21122072633/
  6. Adapted by Robin Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flabellina_cooperi
  7. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flabellina_cooperi

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