Red Gilled Aeolid
(Flabellina fusca)

image of a Red Gilled Aeolid

Image ID: 36-01

Other shots:  image of a Red Gilled Aeolid
Comments : You can clearly see the reddish coloration of this nudibranchs gills which accounts for it's name. The silty bottom at Alki Beach provides excellent habitat for Red Gilled Aeolids.
Common name : Red Gilled Aeolid
Scientific Name : Flabellina fusca
Location Found : Alki Beach, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 3 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->2 macro
Natural History :