Montereina nobilis

Sea lemon | Peltodoris nobilis
Montereina nobilis
Montereina nobilis, British Columbia, Canada, Photo: Em Lim
Montereina nobilis
Montereina nobilis, British Columbia, Canada, Photo: Jasmin Schuster
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Montereina nobilis
Montereina nobilis



Body is yellow with paler yellow tubercles showing through dark patches on the body. Dark patches never extend onto the tubercles, as seen in Doris montereyensis


Max Size: 20 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 11.9-19.6°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (45.5% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.