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Dirona pellucida

Dirona pellucida is a species of sea slug, a northern Pacific Ocean nudibranch, a marine, opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Dironidae.

This species feeds on the bryozoan species Bugula pacifica.

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Distribution[edit]

This nudibranch occurs from Oregon to Alaska, and across the Bering Sea south to Japan and Korea. [1]

Description[edit]

This species, like others in the genus, is translucent with large, broad cerata. The color is various shades of orange, with a white line on the edge of all of the cerata.

References[edit]

  • SeaslugForum info at: [2]
  • Slugsite info at: [3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Behrens David W., 1980, Pacific Coast Nudibranchs: a guide to the opisthobranchs of the northeastern Pacific, Sea Challenger Books, California


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