NUDIBRANCHS OF WASHINGTON

Species name

Common name

Acanthodoris brunnea Cedar-scented dorid
Acanthodoris atrogriseata Pilose doris
Acanthodoris hudsoni Hudson’s dorid
Acanthodoris lutea Yellow horned dorid
Acanthodoris nanaimoensis Red-gilled (Nanaimo) dorid
Acanthodoris pilosa  Papillose horned dorid
Adalaria proxima  Tuberculate dorid
Aegires albopunctatus Salt and pepper dorid
Aeolidia loui Shag rug nudibranch
Aeolidia papillosa Shaggy mouse nudibranch
Aldisa albomarginata White-line aldisa
Aldisa cooperi Cooper’s dorid
Ancula gibbosa Humped ancula
Antiopella fusca  White and orange tipped nudibranch
Antiopella gelida Frosty-Tipped Nudibranch
Armina californica Striped nudibranch
Cadlina jannanicholsae  
Cadlina klasmalmbergi   
Cadlina luteomarginata Yellow-edged cadlina
Cadlina modesta Modest cadlina
Cadlina sylviaearleae  
Corambe steinbergae  Cryptic nudibranch
Coryphella pseudoverrucosa  
Coryphella verrucosa Verrucose aeolid
Cuthona divae Rose-pink cuthona
Dendronotus albopunctatus White-spotted dendronotus 
Dendronotus albus White dendronotus
Dendronotus dalli Dall’s dorid
Dendronotus iris Giant rainbow Dendronotis
Dendronotus kamchaticus  
Dendronotus rufus Giant red dendronotus 
Dendronotus subramosus Stubby dendronotus 
Dendronotus venustus  Branched dendronotus
Diaphorodoris liratocauda Porcupine dorid
Diaulula odonoghuei Leopard dorid
Diaulula sandiegensis San Diego dorid
Dirona albolineata White line dirona
Dirona pellucida  Golden dirona
Doris montereyensis Monterey dorid
Doris odhneri Giant white dorid
Doto columbiana British Columbia doto
Doto kya Hammerhead doto
Eubranchus rupium Green balloon aeolid
Geitodoris heathi Heath’s dorid
Hallaxa chani Chan’s dorid
Hermissenda crassicornis Thick-horned nudibranch
Himatina trophina  Red-gilled nudibranch
Knoutsodonta jannae Janna’s dorid
Limacia cockerelli Cockerell’s dorid
Melibe leonina Hooded nudibranch
Okenia vancouverensis Vancouver okenia
Onchidoris bilamellata Barnacle-eating dorid
Onchidoris evincta  
Onchidoris muricata Fuzzy Onchidoris
Orienthella trilineata Three-lined aeolid
Palio dubia Dubious dorid
Palio nothus  
Palio zosterae Eelgrass palio
Peltodoris lentiginosa  Freckled pale sea lemon
Peltodoris nobilis (Noble) sea lemon
Polycera atra  Black dorid/Sorcerer’s nudibranch
Polycera tricolor Three-colored dorid
Rostanga pulchra Red sponge nudibranch/little red dorid
Tochuina gigantea Orange peel nudibranch
Triopha catalinae Clown triopha
Triopha maculata  Spotted triopha
Triopha modesta  
Tritonia festiva Diamond-backed tritonia
Tritonia tetraquetra Pink tritonia
Ziminella japonica  

Other sea slugs

Species name

Common name

Acteocina cerealis  
Acteocina culcitella  
Aglaja ocelligera Spotted aglaja
Aglaja ocelligera Spotted aglaja
Aplysiopsis enteromorphae Enteromorpha-eating Sapsucker
Berthella californica California sidegill
Berthella chacei White berthella
Clione limacina Naked sea butterfly/sea angel
Corolla spectabilis Spectacular corolla/sea butterfly
Diaphana californica  California diaphana
Elysia hedgpethi Hedgpeth’s sapsucker
Gastropteron pacificum Pacific stomach wing
Haloa japonica Japanese bubble snail
Haminoea vesicula Blister glassy bubble
Haminoea virescens Green bubble snail
Hermaea oliviae  Olivia’s sapsucker
Melanochlamys diomedea Albatross aglaja
Olea hansineensis Hansine’s egg eater
Phyllaplysia taylori Taylor’s sea hare
Placida dendritica Branched sapsucker
Stiliger fuscovittatus  Brown-streaked sapsucker

RESOURCES

Key Order to Nudibranchia – Invertebrates of the Salish Sea

Nudibranchs (Oregon to Southeast Alaska) – Pacific Northwest Shell Club

Nudibranchs of the Salish Sea – Karolle Wall Photography

Nudibranch Species Index – Emerald Diving

World Register of Marine Species