young, 14 mm
Carminodoris grandiflora Pease, 1860
|Maximum size: 54 mm.
has broad, rounded tubercles tipped with white flecks. The
rhinophores and branchia are solid brown tipped with white and there
are three brown patches on each side of the notum in mature animals.
The overall hue, however, varies from cream to dark brown.
is a moderately rare species found in rocky and, occasionally, sandy habitats from < 1 m
(< 3 ft) to 18 m (60 ft).
Big Island, Maui and Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
species is listed in Bertsch and Johnson, 1981, the
illustration is of a Phyllidiopsis
cardinalis. It was first reported from Hawaii in Pease, 1860 (as Doris grandiflora).
Photo: Donnie Lutrick: over 50 mm: St. Anthony wreck; Maui; April 29, 2014.
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