March 24, 2007
From: Ron Wolf
Here's one that does not appear to be in the species list.
Locality: Fitzgerald Marine Refuge, Moss Beach, San Mateo County, Mid-intertidal, California, USA, Pacific Ocean, 17 March 2007, Rocky tidepool in surgrass beds area. Length: 1.5 cm. Photographer: Ron Wolf.
firstname.lastname@example.orgWolf, R.E., 2007 (Mar 24) Cuthona abronia from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19711
You are absolutely correct. This species is not one we would call common on the Pacific coast of the US. It is however, very beautiful. Your shot here clearly shows the characteristic purple band on the rhinophores and oral tentacles. I also note the characteristic red base to the cerata. Perfect.
Unfortunately that is about all we know about this tiny species. Any careful observations are welcome.
Thanks for sharing this,