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Acanthodoris hudsoni MacFarland, 1905
Hudson's Dorid
Family: Onchidorididae
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© Derek Holzapfel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #16337)

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Distribution of Acanthodoris hudsoni in British Columbia
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This sea slug species has a small (1.5-2 cm) rounded translucent body and mantle that is covered with long-pointed papillae--there is a yellow stripe along the edge of the mantle (Sea Slug Forum 2011, Racerocks 2011). Global range is the Pacific Coast of North America (Racerocks 2011).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Acanthodoris hudsonii MacFarland, 1905 incorrect spelling

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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-07-16 5:04:13 AM]
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