Fine art illustration of a Hopkin's Rose Nudibranch. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Hopkin's Rose Nudibranch was completed on 12.12.2013. Some time ago I started to become aware of these lovely marine gastropods. The color and variety of these animals was so striking to me that I decided to create a collage of various species. When doing research of these sea slugs I discovered the Hopkin's Rose Nudibranch and knew that it had to be part of the collage. The drawing is based on a photo by Gary McDonald and was used with permission.
The Hopkin's Rose is a species of sea slug. The tentacle like structures on its dorsal surface are fairly uncommon for a dorid nudibranch. Because of this and the pink coloration it is sometimes mistaken for a sea anemone. These nudibranchs ranges from Oregon to Baja California, and is especially common around Monterey, California. It feeds on another pink animal, the bryozoan (Eurystomella bilabiata) which are found under rocks in the low tide zone and below, from Southern California to Alaska.