🐾Creature Feature: Dirona picta nudibranch🐾

The Dirona picta nudibranch can be found from Northern Oregon to Baja California and has also been reported from Japan.

Dirona picta body color varies from tan to orange brown or green as a result of their diet of Bryozoans in different environments. They grow to be about 40 mm in length and lay their eggs in beautiful bundled white cords which then go through planktotrophic larval development. Fascinating!

These beauties blend into their environment well but can be commonly found in our tide pools with a keen eye.

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