Project Description

I was very surprised when I looked into a rock crevice and saw these two multicolor dendronotids (Dendronotus diversicolor) nudibranchs laying their eggs and swaying in the ocean current.  This species usually has four sets of gills, and a dorsal stripe that runs from the last pair of gills or cerata to the tip of its tail.  The multicolor dendronotid grows to about 2 inches (5 cm) long, and has a range from southern Alaska to southern California.