Orange Spotted Nudibranch
(Triopha catalinae)

image of a Orange Spotted Nudibranch

Image ID: 12-01

Other shots:  image of a Orange Spotted Nudibranch
Comments : Like many places in Puget Sound, the Keystone breakwater is a current swept area brimming with marine life. As with many dive sites on Puget Sound, this site should be only be done at slack. Orange Spotted Nudibranchs are rather large and usually abundant here. You can see this animals gills in the middle of it's back. Nudibranchs supposedly taste bad, so do not fear becoming prey to other species.
Common name : Orange Spotted Nudibranch
Scientific Name : Triopha catalinae
Location Found : Keystone Breakwater, Northern Puget Sound
Actual Size : 5 inches
Camera Used : Fuji Endeavor in Ikelite IIIe, w/macro 400 ISO APS fuji film
Natural History :