Acanthodoris brunnea from California

October 31, 2002
From: Clinton Bauder

Hi Bill,
Another one for the forum. This is Acanthodoris brunnea. It was found in 10m of water on the sand near the Monterey Breakwater, California. It's about 20mm long.

The photo was taken by my dive buddy Sami Laine whose work can be be seen at

Bauder, B., 2002 (Oct 31) Acanthodoris brunnea from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Clinton,
Always nice to see a new animal. Species of Acanthodoris are not common in the Southern Hemisphere so its like finding something new for me.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman