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I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dave Behrens and Terry Gosliner for their incredibly helpful assistance in identifying my nudibranch photos. For the vast majority of my photos, they turned my "I think it could possibly be..." into a positive i.d.


Puget Sound


California Armina
Armina californica

San Benito Islands


Felimare ghiselini
Felimare ghiselini

Three Lined Aeolid
Flabellina trilineata

Porter's Chromodorid
Mexichromis porterae

Solomon Islands


Ardeadoris cruenta
Ardeadoris cruenta

Asteronotus cespitosus
Asteronotus cespitosus

Caloria indica
Caloria indica

Chromodoris lochi
Chromodoris lochi

Chromodoris lochi
Chromodoris lochi

Gymnodoris ceylonica
Gymnodoris ceylonica

Hypselodoris sp. 1
Hypselodoris sp. 1

Miamira sinuata
Miamira sinuata

Moridilla brockii
Moridilla brockii

Nembrotha kubaryana
Nembrotha kubaryana

Nembrotha purpureolineolata
Nembrotha purpureolineolata

Nembrotha cf. yonowae
Nembrotha cf. yonowae

Notodoris serenae
Notodoris serenae

Phyllidia carlsonhoffi
Phyllidia carlsonhoffi

Phyllidia elegans
Phyllidia elegans

Phyllidia exquisita
Phyllidia exquisita

Phyllidiella pustolosa
Phyllidiella pustolosa

Phyllidiopsis shireenae
Phyllidiopsis shireenae

Roboastra gracilis
Roboastra gracilis

Roboastra luteolineata
Roboastra luteolineata

Tambja morosa
Tambja morosa

Thecacera picta
Thecacera picta

Like Nudibranchs, the following are Opisthobranchs:


Chelidonura varians
Chelidonura varians

Pleurobranchus grandis
Pleurobranchus grandis

St. Vincent


Lettuce Sea Slug
Elysia crispata

Vancouver Island


Hudson's Dorid
Acanthodoris hudsoni

Nanaimo Dorid
Acanthodoris nanaimoensis

Acanthodoris pilosa
Acanthodoris pilosa

Yellow Edged Cadlina
Cadlina luteomarginata

White Dendronotid
Dendronotus albus

Dendronotus diversicolor
Dendronotus diversicolor

Dendronotus sp.
Dendronotus sp.

Diaphorodoris lirulatocauda
Diaphorodoris lirulatocauda

San Diego Dorid
Diaulula sandiegensis

Frosted Nudibranch
Dirona albolineata

Frosted Nudibranch
Dirona albolineata

Gold Dirona
Dirona pellucida

Monterey Dorid
Doris montereyensis

Monterey Dorid
Doris montereyensis

Flabellina verrucosa
Flabellina verrucosa

Opalescent Nudibranch
Hermissenda crassicornis

Opalescent Nudibranch
Hermissenda crassicornis

Janolus fuscus
Janolus fuscus

Cockerell's Dorid
Limacia cockerelli

Palio dubia
Palio dubia

Three Colored Polycera
Polycera tricolor

Lemon Peel Nudibranch
Tochuina gigantea

Clown Nudibranch
Triopha catalinae

Festive Nudibranch
Tritonia festiva

Like Nudibranchs, the following is an Opisthobranch:


Hedgpeth's Sea Hare
Elysia hedgpethi