May 29, 2007
From: Clinton Bauder
Here's another new species for me from Alicia's visit. I think this one is Diaphorodoris lirulatocauda but these small white fuzzy dorids are confusing to me.
Locality: Monterey, 15 meters, CA, USA, Pacific, 20 May 2007, Shale Beds off of Del Monte Beach. Length: 3-5 mm
email@example.comBauder, C., 2007 (May 29) Diaphorodoris lirulatocauda from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19950
Yes - this is the tiny white dorid with the really difficult scientific name. We can blame Sandra Millen for that.
The key characteristics for this species are the tall thin papillae on the dorsun and the very long, by dorid standards, rhinophores, white encrustations on them.
My best as usual,
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