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Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Carmel Bay
Species
Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis)
Caption
This is likely Hermissenda crassicornis due to the white line on the cerata, although it is faint in some cases. There may be hybridization between this slug and its congener H. opalescens, which lacks the white stripe on the cerata.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Carmel Bay
Species
Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis)
Caption
This is likely Hermissenda crassicornis due to the white line on the cerata, although it is faint in some cases. There may be hybridization between this slug and its congener H. opalescens, which lacks the white stripe on the cerata.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Point Lobos
Species
Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis)
Caption
This is likely Hermissenda crassicornis due to the white line on the cerata, although it is faint in some cases. There may be hybridization between this slug and its congener H. opalescens, which lacks the white stripe on the cerata.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
McAbee Beach
Species
Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis)
Caption
This is likely Hermissenda crassicornis due to the white line on the cerata, although it is faint in some cases. There may be hybridization between this slug and its congener H. opalescens, which lacks the white stripe on the cerata.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Monterey Harbor
Species
California aglaja (Navanax inermis)
Opalescent Aeolid (Hermissenda opalescens)
Caption
Navanax Navanax inermis pursuing and then eating an opalescent nudibranch Hermissenda opalescens . Dark black with yellow dashes, an orange outline, and blue highlights, Navanax is a colorful predator of aeolid nudibranchs. Fairly common in Monterey Harbor, Navanax has plenty of opalescent nudibranchs to eat. Here the buccal mass is just everting, and the Hermissenda is gone in the blink of an eye.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Monterey Harbor
Species
Opalescent Aeolid (Hermissenda opalescens)
Caption
Navanax Navanax inermis pursuing and then eating an opalescent nudibranch Hermissenda opalescens . Dark black with yellow dashes, an orange outline, and blue highlights, Navanax is a colorful predator of aeolid nudibranchs. Fairly common in Monterey Harbor, Navanax has plenty of opalescent nudibranchs to eat. Here the buccal mass has just surrounded the Hermissenda. A few detached cerata can be seen floating in the shot.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Carmel Bay
Species
Opalescent Aeolid (Hermissenda opalescens)
Caption
Opalescent nudibranch. This is the southern species, which lacks white lines on the cerata.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Monterey Harbor
Species
Opalescent Aeolid (Hermissenda opalescens)
Caption
Opalescent nudibranch Hermissenda opalescens lacks a white stripe on the cerata. Cerata can be solid orange or gold, but with a white tip and in most cases a gold or orange band below the white tip. The cerata can also be transparent, and then the extension of the digestive system is visible as a drab brown core, kind of like a filament in the center.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Monterey Harbor
Species
Opalescent Aeolid (Hermissenda opalescens)
Caption
Opalescent nudibranch Hermissenda opalescens lacks a white stripe on the cerata. Cerata can be solid orange or gold, but with a white tip and in most cases a gold or orange band below the white tip. The cerata can also be transparent, and then the extension of the digestive system is visible as a drab brown core, kind of like a filament in the center.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
McAbee Beach
Species
Opalescent Aeolid (Hermissenda opalescens)
Caption
Opalescent nudibranch Hermissenda opalescens lacks a white stripe on the cerata. The cerata are solid orange but with an obvious white tip. The cerata can also be transparent, and then the extension of the digestive system is visible as a drab brown core, kind of like a filament in the center.