Ceratosoma(?) sp. #1
|Maximum size: about 40 mm.
this nudibranch is high with a narrowly undulating
margin. It is bright yellow with irregular, pale blue spots.
The mantle edge is white with a peach submarginal band flanked dorsally
and ventrally with a
reddish-purple line. The foot has a reddish-purple submarginal line and
a posterior dorsal “keel." The rhinophores are yellow at the base with
purple tips. The
are unipinnate with long narrow stalks. The pinnae are translucent and
the rachis is purple. (Summarized from notes that Scott Johnson took
upon examination of the living nudibranch.)
No habitat data
exists for the single known animal. It laid a pink egg mass. (Scott
Johnson, pers. com.)
French Frigate Shoals.
It was first
Hawaii from French Frigate Shoals by Stan Jazwinski
in June, 1983.
Johnson: about 40 mm: found by Stan Jazwinski; animal transported from
French Frigate Shoals and
photographed on Oahu; June, 1983.
Observations and comments:
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