Cuthona divae from California

August 17, 2005
From: Terry Strait

Hey Doc.
We have been seeing these lovely Cuthona divae off the coast of San Diego at La Jolla Shores. A friend has some nice shots of them feeding.

Photographed at La Jolla Shores, San Diego on a sandy bottom.

Locality: La Jolla Underwater Park, San Diego, California , USA. Depth: 48 ft. Length: 3 inches. 11 Aug 2005. soft sandy bottom. Photographer: Terry Strait

Terry Strait

Strait, T.L., 2005 (Aug 17) Cuthona divae from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Note: This is Cumanotus sp. 1. See message #14582.

Dear Terry,
Thanks for the photos. I have included a copy of one of your wholephotos alongside as it shows how exposed the animal is in its environment. It certainly is not trying to hide. If your friend is willing to share his photos, I would love to have some of it feeding
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Aug 17). Comment on Cuthona divae from California by Terry Strait. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Cumanotus sp. 1

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