August 9, 2007
From: Ken Tucker
I've had this photo tagged as Dialula nobilis, from a match to a single photo, by Marli Wakeling. However, it's a name I cannot find in SSF, nor does any image from Eastern Pacific seem a proper match. It's also a name with a single match using Google, which seem suspicious.
Locality: Channel Islands, California, USA, Pacific Ocean, 30 Aug 1995. Photographer: Ken Tucker.
Can you ID?
email@example.comTucker, K.C., 2007 (Aug 9) Peltodoris nobilis from California waters. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20395
I don't think I need Dave to confirm this is a dark form of Peltodoris nobilis. As you will see on the Fact Sheet it was Anisodoris nobilis, then Diaulula nobilis. A search on the Forum under any of those three names should have found it because all three names are on the Fact Sheet. If you searched for Dialula nobilis it would have been more of a problem but I got a few pages of results for the mispelling Dialula nobilis in Google. Databases are a great help, but they are not that good if you have a mispelling - and I am never sure if the u in Diaulula comes before or after the a.
Despite all that, it is nice to get such a dark specimen to complete the colour range of this species on the Forum - all supposing I've got the ID correct.
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