How to Distinguish from Similar Species: No other dorid is rose pink and has cerata-like outgrowths of the dorsum. Triopha catalinae and Limacia cockerelli have orange projections but have a white dorsum.
Geographical Range: Coos Bay, OR to Puerto Santo Tomas, Baja California. Especially common near Monterey Bay
Depth Range: Low intertidal to 6 m
Habitat:_Rocky intertidal, especially in lower midlittoral tidepools, mostly on open coast.
Feeds on the bryozoan
Eurystomella bilabiata, which is also a rosy color.
eggs in a narrow rose-colored ribbon spiraled
nudibranch Navanax inermis eats this
species. There are no
diverticula in the cerata-like
growths. Named after Timothy Hopkins, a railroad executive
establish Hopkins Marine Station.
Kozloff 1987, 1996
General Notes and Observations: Locations, abundances, unusual behaviors:
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Dave Cowles (2005): Created original page