cf. flammea Fahey &
|Maximum size: 48 mm.
species has small, closely spaced tubercles and long, slender
rhinophores. The center of the notum has a darker area irregularly
outlined in cream. Both the notum and underside are blotched with
brown. It differs from Carminodoris bifurcata in its
slender rhinophores with light brown clubs and its uniformly colored
cf. flammea is known
only a few animals found in protected sites on Oahu at depths of < 2
m (< 6 ft).
Oahu: Carminodoris flammea is
known from Indonesia.
rhinophores, pattern, tubercles and branchia are very similar to Carminororis flammea from
Indonesia. However, it lacks the reddish hue of that species. It was
first recorded in Hawaii from Iroquois Channel, Pearl Harbor, Oahu by
Scott Johnson on March 13, 1982. (Note 1)
48 mm: found by Darrell Takaoka; Hawaii Kai, Oahu; Feb. 17, 1999.
Observations and comments:
1: There's some chance that these animals could be Carminodoris bifurcata that lack the usual burnt-orange pigment.