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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

By José H. Leal

Family Chromodorididae

Felimare picta

(Philippi, 1836)

Florida Regal Doris

Size to 50 mm. Animal body elongate, blue-black with interrupted yellow line and elliptic markings. A longitudinal yellow line situated along central axis of animal. Gill blue-black with yellow markings. Egg mass bright orange, lace-like, with microscopic eggs. Specimen and egg mass photographed by José H. LEal in the Shell Museum "live tank" in 2004.