young, 9 mm
Actinocyclus verrucosus Ehrenberg, 1831
|Maximum size: 60 mm (Kay,
is a mottled, dusky-gray to brown dorid with a leathery texture.
It has compact gills and tubercles tipped with darker brown. Minute
white flecks are scattered over the notum, the gills and the upper side
of the foot.
is a rare species reported from protected to exposed rocky habitats. It
occurs in tide pools and subtidally. It lays a white egg mass. (Kay,
Maui, Oahu and Kauai: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
This is the species listed as Actinocyclus
japonicus (Eliot, 1913) in Kay, 1979, Kay & Young, 1969 and Bertsch &
Johnson, 1981. It was first reported in Hawaii from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu
in July, 1963 (Kay & Young, 1969).
Johnson: 19 mm: Hale'iwa, Oahu; July 7, 1979.
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