Facelina stearnsi from southern California

September 23, 2003
From: Jim Lyle

Roger Carlson spotted this nudibranch that we have tentatively identified as Facelina stearnsi based on the description in Behrens (2nd Edition). The branch was found on the bow of the wreck of the Avalon, off Palos Verdes, Southern California. The depth was 70 feet and the temperature was in the low fifies. This was the only individual that we found. We did not see any egg masses.
Jim Lyle


Thanks Jim,
The orange lines on the head, the wrinkles on the rhinophores, and the colour and shape of the cerata, certainly indicate that this is Facelina stearnsi.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman


Facelina stearnsi

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