Field Guide to the Sea Slugs of the tropical eastern Pacific
Y. Camacho-Garcia, T.M. Gosliner, A. Valdes

Published 2005
California Academy of Sciences.
Allen Press Inc: Kansas.
ISBN 0-940228-63-7
129pp. Soft cover 215 x 278 mm
Price: approx $US 36

As the name sugests, this book deals with sea slugs from the tropical east Pacific coast of central America from Guatemala to Ecuador and also the Galapagos Archipelago. It is in English and Spanish and describes, with colour photos, about 160 species.

It is the first and only guide to the opisthobranchs of the tropical  eastern Pacific and so gives us a valuable insight into the relationships of this fauna to the vast Indo-West Pacific faunal region.As you would expect from the authors, there is an excellent introduction to shape and anatomy, aspects of their natural history, and how to study them.

For anyone with an interest in opisthobranchs, or the fauna of this region, this will be a valuable addition to your library.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2006 (February 14) Field Guide to the Sea Slugs of the tropical eastern Pacific. Y. Camacho-Garcia, T.M. Gosliner, A. Valdes. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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