Hopkin's Rose Nudibranch

Hopkin's Rose
Hopkinsia rosacea

This beautiful nudibranch was found
off the Coronados islands of Northern Baja California.

Ranging from Coos Bay, Oregon to Baja California,
these tiny slugs grow to only 20mm (about 4/5 of an inch).

The photo below is approximately life-sized:

Lens: 60mm micro w/36mm extension tube
Film: Kodak E-100 VS
Location: Isalas los Coronados, Mexico
Depth: 35 feet/11 meters
©2001 Garry McCarthy