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God's Pocket, British Columbia, Part IV. Nudibranchs


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Posted by Merry on October 04, 2016 at 11:25:57:

No nudi survey would be complete without a photo of a most dedicated nudiphiliac, Kevin Lee.

 photo 0.1 Kevin in the park cr_DSC0037_zpsmtpoyvh8.jpg


Not a nudi. An uncommon marginella, 1.5 - 3mm, found at Hoody Nudi Bay.
Granulina margaritula
 photo Granulina margaritula DSC_5432_zpslxuu4odf.jpg


 photo Granulina margaritula DSC_5439_zpsvx0afqo5.jpg


Nudi range from massive to minute. The orangepeel nudi is almost the size of your foot.
Tochuina gigantea, formerly T. tetraquetra
 photo 1. Orangepeel DSC_5816_zpswiqsfdif.jpg


 photo 2. Orangepeel nudi DSC_6111_zpsb9xzljbz.jpg


 photo 3b. Orangepeel nudi 1 DSC_6111 crop_zpsy0cweljy.jpg


Peltodoris lentiginosa is also massive.
 photo 4. Peltodoris amp Tochuina gigantea DSC_6007_zpst9dfuhkt.jpg


Peltodoris lentiginosa
 photo 5. Peltodoris lentiginosa DSC_5583_zps7sofiilw.jpg


 photo 6. Peltodoris lentiginosa DSC_5887_zpscgtbsfyl.jpg


 photo 7. Peltodoris lentiginosa dorsum2 DSC_5583_zpsdvzzywgr.jpg


Also Peltodoris lentiginosa
 photo 8. Peltodoris lentiginosa DSC_6332_zpssde9uq15.jpg


Peltodoris nobilis
 photo 9. Peltodoris nobilis DSC_5495_zps8mahjluu.jpg


The "real" Hermissenda crassicornis
 photo 10. Hermissenda crassicornis minus 2 DSC_5560_zps5pkyftzz.jpg


Newly reclassified as Diaulula odonoghuei, formerly Diaulula sandiegensis
 photo 11. Diaulula odonoghuei DSC_6314_zpsvu3bjr8y.jpg


Janolus fuscus
 photo 12. Janolus fuscus 2 DSC_5429_zpsetylrw5b.jpg


 photo 13. Janolus fuscus egg insert2 DSC_5961_zpsvzt01eqh.jpg


 photo 14. Janolus fuscus lg DSC_6244_zpslg8dvxvu.jpg


 photo 15. Janolus fuscus egg sacs DSC_6243_zpspbwaej1z.jpg


Flabellina trilineata in its northernmost range is being evaluated for reclassification(per Dr. Jeff Goddard). Unlike the species we have down here, it lacks pigment on its rhinophores and oral tentacles.
 photo 16. Flabellina trilineata B.C. DSC_5784_zpsznkjfkj9.jpg


No pigment...
 photo 17. Flabellina trilineata B.C. DSC_5785_zpspdt1vwe5.jpg


Cuthona concinna
 photo 18. Cuthona concinna DSC_5780_zpsoqcsmvzc.jpg


Dirona albolineata
 photo 19. Dirona albolineata DSC_6256_zpslyqmeg17.jpg


Geitodoris heathi with eggs(also may be reclassified) on yellow bristly sponge. It doesn't quite resemble the heathi we have down here.
 photo 20. Geitodoris heathi amp bristly sponge DSC_5902_zpsgbdrborw.jpg


 photo 21. Geitodoris heathi amp eggs DSC_5856_zps500cgaui.jpg


 photo 22. Geitodoris heathi eggs amp sponge DSC_5595_zpsokmafi2m.jpg


Shoe-size Dendronotus iris
 photo 23. Dendronotus iris DSC_5464_zpsp7lqhve1.jpg


Adalaria proxima
 photo Adalaria proxima DSC_5453_zps4h8cqbsk.jpg




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