December 4, 2006
From: Jim Lyle
Dear Dr. Rudman,
Southern California is currently undergoing a population boom of Peltodoris nobilis (formerly Anisidoris nobilis ). This large, yellow nudibranch seems to be everywhere along with its bright yellow egg ribbons.
On a dive this past weekend, with camera in hand, I encountered two, different-colored individuals copulating, and another laying its eggs; attached are photographs for the forum.
Locality: Palos Verdes Peninsula, 25 metres, California, USA, Pacific Ocean, 25 November 2006, Rock reef. Length: 60 mm. Photographer: Jim Lyle.
firstname.lastname@example.orgLyle, J.L., 2006 (Dec 4) Peltodoris nobilis mating. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/18682
I included a close-up to show the delicate folding of the egg string within the egg ribbon.
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