Acanthodoris lutea from California

January 15, 2003
From: Jeff Goddard

Hi Bill,
Here is a photograph and some information on Acanthodoris lutea, one of my favourite dorids from the Pacific coast of North America. The photograph was taken by Ian Tait of an individual found in December in the late '90's at Duxbury Reef in Marin County.

Owing to the recent birth of our twin sons, I've barely been able to keep up with the Forum, let alone contribute. But now the two little guys are starting to sleep on a more regular basis, so I hope to get back in the loop. Also, I don't think it will be long before Ziggy and Will are out in the tidepools, making their own discoveries. They already seem to really enjoy the outdoors.

Best wishes for the new year,
Jeff Goddard

Goddard, 2003 (Jan 15) Acanthodoris lutea from California. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Jeff,
Thanks for the information on A. lutea. It's good to be able to post a new species page on the Forum without having to prepare the background information. And good luck with your next generation - although I suspect that to start with, your twins will be eating their new discoveries rather than describing them!
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Jan 15). Comment on Acanthodoris lutea from California by Jeff Goddard. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


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