Kozloff's key states that there is no yellow band around the margin of this distinctive species. This individual seems to have at least a partial yellow band around the margin so it may be another color phase of this variable species or it could possibly be a hybrid with a related species such as A. hudsoni, which does have such a band.
- Behrens, David W., 1991. ; PacificCoast Nudibranchs, 2nd ed. ; Sea Challengers, Monterey, CA. ; ISBN0-930118-17-0. ; Paperback, 107 pp. ; This excellent paperbackhas color photos and brief descriptions of the nudibranchs, anaspideans,notaspideans,, sacoglossans, and cephalaspideans found along the Pacificcoast, some of which possess a shell. ; Includes a glossary with diagrams,and a pictorial key to opisthobranch suborders. http://www.wallawalla.edu/academics/departments/biology/rosario/inverts/Annotated_Bibliography.html#Behrens+1991
- McDonald,Gary R. and James W. Nybakken, 1980. ; Guide to the Nudibranchsof California. ; American Malacologists, Inc. ; Paperback (largepage size), 72 pp. ; ISBN 0-915826-08-9. ; Contains photos anddescriptions of many nudibranchs, primarily from California but also includingmost species from Alaska to Oregon. ; Also includes a key and glossary. http://www.wallawalla.edu/academics/departments/biology/rosario/inverts/Annotated_Bibliography.html#McDonald+and+Nybakken+1980
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Acanthodoris nanaimoensis
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1