Eubranchus c.f. rustyus

Image courtesy of Kevin Lee
Palos Verdes, California

Eubranchus c.f. rustyus (Marcus, 1961)

This species might be the most variably colored species on the Pacific coast of the US. Every time someone sends me a photo to ID it's another variation, and Kevin's is no different here.

This may be the wildest color variation I have seen yet. It has all the basic color characteristics expected for this species, yellow-white specks, subterminal bands, greenish brown digestive gland visible, but what's with the brilliant light blue-green at the base of the cerata and the purplish hue on the pericardial hump and head. Wow, this one is a beauty.

Nice find Kev.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Apr., 2015
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Kevin Lee, Dave Behrens, and Christiane Waldrich relaxing after a hard day of slug hunting at Villa Markisa Saraya, Bali,Indonesia!

Kevin certainly needs no introduction to the Southern California Dive Community! On a international level you may have encountered Kevin as he certainly gets around on a life time quest to photograph the many treasures of the undersea world. Kevin's images of Corambe steinbergae are the best ever that I have seen of this elusive quarry! Am positive that Jim Lance, if he were alive today would concur in that opinion!

To see more great photos from Kevin, be sure to visit his website!

Michael Miller
San Diego, Calif
Mar., 2015
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