Dendronotus rufus is a fairly large animal 15 to 28 cm. It occurs over a very narrow
range, reported only from Auke Bay, Alaska south to Seattle. Easily
identified by white body and red to magenta body appendages. Two color
variations of a similar newly discovered undescribed species from this same
locatily is shown in Behrens (1980 & 1991). This new species while more
variable in color, is red all over with white specks. Both differ
signifcantly from the smaller D. albopunctatus.
As a new feature to the Slug Site, a different nudibranch will be selected on a weekly basis for enchanced display.
For those of you interested in the photographic background information of the images, the following may be of interest!
Camera System: Tussey T-300 underwater housing with FM-2/Nikon 60mm lens.
Strobe: Ikelite Ai
Film: Fuji Velvia
Site: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Photo Editing: PhotoStyler 2.0 on 486 DX-2 33 mhz/ 64 megs RAM
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