Doc's Aeolid

Catriona rickettsi

Important Note 2

Doc's Aeolid (Catriona rickettsi) looks very, very, very similar to its cousin C. columbiana - and in fact may be the same species, as recent research appears to indicate. As presently described, C. rickettsi does not have any white speckling on the leading edge of its cerrata. This rare aeolid is named after marine biologist and author Ed Ricketts (1897-1948). There's an even rarer form with orange-tipped red cerrata.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Catriona_rickettsi_from_Santa_Cruz,_California.jpg
  2. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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Color brown, orange, white