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New Undescribed Nudibranchs! Two New-to-Science Sea Slugs Recently Spotted on the California Coast.

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Guest post by Robin Agarwal California has about 180 known species of sea slugs Most of California’s approximately 180 known species of sea slugs (nudibranchs and related species) were described in scientific literature decades ago. Only a handful of these sea slugs are regularly seen and documented, but have not been formally described. These species remain on scientists’ collective “to-do” list, including: Doto Form A of Goddard (1996) One of the most common Dotos on the Southern and Central California coast, its pinkish cerata are covered with white-tipped tubercles. Its rhinophores have a prominent cup-shaped sheath and are tipped with …

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