Photos of Tochuina tetraquetra

October 25, 2000
From: Clinton Bauder

Hi Bill,

Here are some better images of Tochuina tetraquetra (which don't have a fish superimposed over the top!)

We saw lots of them in British Columbia, Canada, September 2000. They were especially plentiful in the Port Hardy region (North end of the island). Depth ranged from 30-80 feet and all of the ones I saw were quite large; 150-200mm.


Bauder, C., 2000 (Oct 25) Photos of Tochuina tetraquetra. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Clinton,
Since I thought I had better identify the reddish animal alongside your photo of Anisodoris lentiginosa before it got entangled in the sea lemon debate, your photo of Tochuina was better than none. But I much prefer your replacements.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

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