Yellow-edged Cadlina

Yellow-Edged Cadlina

Cadlina luteomarginata

Physical Description

The Yellow-edged Cadlina, scientifically known as Cadlina luteomarginata, features a ground color ranging from cream to very pale yellow. Its dorsal tubercles are adorned with lemon yellow tips, while a band of similar color adorns both the dorsal and ventral surfaces of the mantle margin and the edge of the foot. Rhinophores boast 15-18 cream to light yellow lamellae. Branchial plumes, numbering 6, are bipinnate and appear cream to light yellow. Labial tentacles are auriform. Yellow-edged Cadlina typically measures about 25mm in length, although specimens may reach 74mm.

Habitat and Geographical Range

Yellow-edged Cadlinas inhabit the eastern Pacific coast.

What They Eat and How They Breed

While specific dietary habits and breeding behaviors of Yellow-edged Cadlinas are not extensively documented, they likely feed on various marine organisms found in their habitat and reproduce through typical nudibranch breeding mechanisms.

Similar Nudibranchs

There are several species of white dorid nudibranchs found in Monterey. For species often mistaken for the yellow-edged cadlina, check out these links.

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