Ancula gibbosa Order: NUDIBRANCHIA// DORIDINA Superfamily: ANADORIDOIDEA Family: Goniodorididae Found: From the western Mediterranean around the northern Atlantic coast to the White Sea, Greenland & Iceland and across the New England coast of N. America. photo: White-spotted colour form, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. PHOTO: C. Gibbs. Grows to about 30mm. Translucent white, usually with three longitudinal orange lines on body and orange tipped rhinophores, gills and papillae.
This tangy little nudibranch is Polycera elegans which can grow to lengths of up to 48mm. The body ranges in color from yellow to bright orange with distinctive raised bright blue spots scattered over the dorsum and sides of the body.
"A nudibranch is a member of Nudibranchia, a group of soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusks which shed their shell after their larval stage. They are noted for their often extraordinary colors and striking forms." -- Wikipedia