Doriopsilla spaldingi
Valdes & Behrens, 1998

Order: NUDIBRANCHIA
Suborder: DORIDINA
Superfamily: EUDORIDOIDEA
Family: Dendrodorididae

DISTRIBUTION

California

PHOTO

La Jolla Canyon, San Diego, California in about 80 ft. of water in the El nino summer of 1998. Photo: Mike Miller.

It grows to at least 85mm long. See Mike Miller's Slug Site at http://siolibrary.ucsd.edu/slugsite/nudwk134.htm for further information.

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Reference:
• Valdes, A. & Behrens, D.W. (1998) A new species of Doriopsilla (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Dendrodorididae) from the Pacific Coast of North America. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 50(13): 307-314.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (September 17) Doriopsilla spaldingi Valdes & Behrens, 1998. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/dorispal

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