Anisodoris lentiginosa? from British Columbia

August 9, 2002
From: Clinton Bauder

Hi Bill,
Pretty sure these pictures are of Anisodoris lentiginosa. They were shot at Bischoff Island in British Columbia, Canada, July 2002. Depth was about 18M-20M and the animal was very large. Over 200mm for sure. The very fine dark black spots on the photos are particulate matter in the water and not markings on the slug. This is more obvious from the original video than the still frames.

I have included inages of another animal, and a possible egg ribbon, from Langara Island in the Queen Charlottes (BC), in a separate message.

Bauder, C., 2002 (Aug 9) Anisodoris lentiginosa? from British Columbia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Clinton,
I look forward to some comments from local experts on the identity of these two slugs. They look like Anisodoris lentiginosa to me, but it seems wise to call on local knowledge when trying to identfy your large west coast dorids.
Bill Rudman

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