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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