Cadlina modesta
Macfarland, 1966

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


British Columbia to California.


On red algae, 15 ft. Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Photo: Marli Wakeling.

Characterised by band of yellow spots (mantle glands) around mantle skirt some distance in for the edge. Grows to about 30mm.
See Jeff Goddard's message on feeding.

• MacFarland, F.M. (1966) Studies of opisthobranchiate mollusks of the Pacific coast of North America. Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences, 6: 1-546.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (June 4) Cadlina modesta Macfarland, 1966. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Related messages

  1. Cadlina modesta from British Columbia
    From: Jackie Hildering, July 7, 2006
  2. Sponge prey of Cadlina modesta
    From: Jeff Goddard, June 16, 2000
  3. Cadlina modesta from British Columbia
    From: Marli Wakeling, June 15, 2000

Show factsheet and all related messages