Geitodoris heathi? from California

August 10, 2002
From: Clinton Bauder

Hi Bill,
Found this guy at about 15m at Hopkins Deep Reef in Monterey, California [December, 2001]. It's about 30mm in length. At first I thought it was Anisodoris lentiginosa but upon looking at it further I think it's more likely Geitodoris heathi. Even so, it's clear to me that my ability to ID these whiteish dorids is limited. I settled on G. heathi in this case because of the spots on the gills and the relatively short, straight rhinophores but I'd love to get a second opinion.


Bauder,C., 2002 (Aug 10) Geitodoris heathi? from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Clinton,
I'm afraid this one got lost in my backlog. I would appreciate some feedback from local experts on this, and the animal in your earlier message
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.


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