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Family: Aeolidiidae

Group: Marine Invertebrate, Species

Scientific NameCommon NameSummary
Aeolidia papillosaShaggy Mouse NudibranchThe shaggy mouse nudibranch is uncommon but definitely not rare. Perhaps one Aeolidia is found for every thirty or fifty opalescent nudibranchs found. Because it has the size, feel, and look of a little mouse (but, alas, not the warmth), this nudibranch is a contender for "cutest invertebrate in Sitka Sound, and as such is always a special treat for the beachcomber. It eats anemones, and stores their stinging cells in its "shaggy fur."