Baptodoris mimetica from California

June 2, 2005
From: Jeff Goddard

Hi Bill,
I was surveying a new intertidal site for nudibranchs this morning and found this specimen of Baptodoris mimetica. I thought these images would complement your presentation of the similar looking, but unrelated Doriopsilla albopunctata and D. gemela.

Locality: Ragged Point, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA. Length: 25 mm. 25 May 2005. Rocky shore, low intertidal pool. Photographer: Jeff Goddard

In years past I wouldn't have given this animal a second look, thinking it was just another Doriopsilla albopunctata. I am certainly grateful for the efforts of all you taxonomists in delineating species like these, and in this particular instance, Terry Gosliner.

Best wishes,

Jeffrey H.R. Goddard, 2005 (Jun 2) Baptodoris mimetica from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Jeff,
It's nice to complete the trio
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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