Sea Lemon

Sea Lemon

Anisodoris nobilis

Physical Description

The Sea Lemon, scientifically known as Anisodoris nobilis, showcases a ground color ranging from light yellow to deep orange-yellow. Its dorsum is adorned with numerous low, rounded tubercles. Irregular blotches of brown to black decorate the dorsum, but they do not extend up onto the tubercles. Rhinophores are yellow to yellow-orange, featuring 18-24 lamellae. Branchial plumes number 6, appearing tri- and quadripinnate, and are greyish-white, tipped with opaque white. Labial tentacles are digitiform. Typically, individuals measure around 35mm in length, but they may exceed 200mm.

Habitat and Geographical Range

Anisodoris nobilis inhabits the eastern Pacific coast, where it can be found in suitable marine environments.

What They Eat and How They Breed

These creatures likely feed on a variety of marine organisms, though specific dietary preferences are not extensively documented. For reproduction, Sea Lemons likely follow patterns typical of dorid nudibranchs, laying eggs in gelatinous masses.

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