Cuthona viridis from Eastport, Maine, USA

September 4, 2003
From: Alan Shepard

Here is a photo of Cuthona viridis from Eastport, Maine [Atlantic coast, USA]. The specimen was found in approximately 7m of water in an area of high current. It was approximately 15mm long.

This particular dive site has turned out to have a treasure trove of nudibranchs. I found fifteen different species this year. This may not sound like a big number to those that look for nudibranchs in Pacific or other more prolific waters but for New England it's pretty amazing.

Best wishes,
Alan Shepard
Tolland, CT, USA

Shepard, A., 2003 (Sep 4) Cuthona viridis from Eastport, Maine, USA. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Alan,
Thanks for sharing these finds with us. It is suprisingly difficult to find many published illustrations of the east coast USA opisthobranch fauna so your continuing contributions are very valuable
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman


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