August 8, 2007
From: Clinton Bauder
Locality: Partington Landing, 15 meters, CA, USA, Pacific, 28 July 2007, Rocky Reef. Length: 10 mm. Photographer: Clinton Bauder.
Bauder, C., 2007 (Aug 8) Adalaria or Onchidoris from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20372
Oh my, you have done it again. As in your previous submission of a similar specimen, I must echo Bill's reply that these species are very similar looking externally. What I can say is, looking at Bill's cropped photo enlarging the dorsal tubercles, they do not look caryophylletic. I cannot make out any spicules protruding from the tubercles, only those embedded in the mantle. If this is accurate, then you have, Onchidoris.
Any idea what the tiny white critter to the left of your specimen in the lower photo is?
Thanks as usual,
I am pretty sure the white animal is a little crustacean wth a large central eye