|"New" nudibranch in the area|
Posted by Merry on May 15, 2020 at 10:07:46:|
A familiar nudibranch, Berthella californica, has been fooling Phil and me for years. What we thought were simply adult and juvenile forms is actually part of a species complex comprising two different species, Berthella californica and Berthella chacei. Although B. chacei is a more abundant northern species, their ranges happen to overlap in Southern California.
Short version of the morphological differences:
All subjects were found at Golf Ball Reef, Palos Verdes, CA.
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