California Blue Dorid

Felimare californiensis

Summary 5

The California blue dorid, Felimare californiensis, is a species of colourful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae that eats dysideid sponges.

Description 6

The body grows to a length of 90 mm.

Distribution 6

This nudibranch is found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean along the Californian coast from Monterey Bay through Baja California. It became regionally extinct in the northern part of its range, disappearing completely from California by 1984. It reappeared beginning in 2003 and is now found in a few isolated places in California.

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  1. (c) Jeff Goddard, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/34486353@N07/5624724081/
  2. (c) Fel gomez, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Felimare_Californiensis.jpg
  3. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/6018249
  4. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/6018250
  5. Adapted by Robin Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felimare_californiensis
  6. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felimare_californiensis

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