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Acanthodoris nanaimoensis O'Donoghue, 1921
Nanaimo Dorid; Wine-plumed Spiny Doris
Family: Onchidorididae
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Distribution of Acanthodoris nanaimoensis in British Columbia
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This species of dorid nudibranch (shell-less marine gastopod) is found along the west coast of North America, from Alaska south to California (Santa Barbara) Wikipedia 2011). It reaches lengths of up to 35 mm, and the body "ranges from translucent white to grey. The mantle is covered in prominent conical papillae which are tipped with milky yellow." (Sea Slug Forum 2011).

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Status Information

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

Acanthodoris columbina (MacFarland, 1926)

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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: 2024-07-17 7:02:19 PM]
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