Facelina stearnsi
Cockerell, 1901

Family: Glaucidae




From the wreck of the El Ray off Mission Bay, San Diego, California. Photos: Bruce Wight

The body is translucent clear. The cerata have a broad orange to yellow terminal band, the cerata some times being tipped with white. The upper half of the lamellate rhinophores are also yellowish orange, sometimes with a white tip. Both the oral tentacles and the tentacular anterior foot corners have and orange midregion and a white tip. The oral tentacles also have a white or cream line which runs along the dorsal side and then across the head to the base of the rhnophores. Sometimes parts of this line, on the head, have red, orange or yellow pigmentation. Grows to about 25mm.

• Cockerell, T.D.A. (1901) Three new nudibranchs from California. Journal of the Malacological Society of London, 8: 85-87.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (July 26) Facelina stearnsi Cockerell, 1901. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/facestea

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