Northeast Pacific from Ketchikan, Alaska to La Jolla, California.
La Jolla Shores, 16 m, California, USA, Eastern Pacific Oceean, 18 February 2006. Photographer: Mike Neubig.
Flabellina pricei is distinguished by its whitish body coloration. The slender cerata are arranged in distinctive rows; each ceras is yellow-creamish colored, with a white tip and a subapical brown band. The ceratal cores are green to brown, depending upon its recent prey. Specimens reach 25 mm in length.
This species feeds on the hydroids, Halecium and Corymorpha palma. It was named posthumously by Frank Mace MacFarland, to recognize Professor George Price, then the director of Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey, California
Behrens, D.W. & Hermosillo, A. 2005. Eastern Pacific Nudibranchs - A guide to the opisthobranchs from Alaska to Central America. Sea Challengers. 137 pp.
MacFarland, Frank Mace. 1966. Studies of opisthobranchiate mollusks of the Pacific coast of North America. Calif. Acad. Sci. Mem. 6: xvi + 546 pp.
Behrens, D.W, 2006 (March 2) Flabellina pricei (Macfarland, 1966). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/flabpric
Mating Flabellina pricei
From: Scott Gietler, January 8, 2007
Flabellina pricei feeding
From: Kevin Lee, September 4, 2006
Flabellina pricei from San Diego
From: Mike Neubig, February 22, 2006