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Colpodaspis thompsoni
Brown, 1979
 
Colpodaspis thompsoni
Maximum size:  3 mm.

Identification:  This is a tiny, black species decorated with irregular white patches that have yellow centers. The rhinophores are tipped in white and there is a coiled internal shell.

Natural history:  Colpodaspis thompsoni is a moderately rare species found in rocky habitats at moderately protected to exposed sites. It occurs from depths of 1 m (3 ft) to at least 29 m (95 ft).

Distribution:  Maui and Midway: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF on May, 30 1993.

Photo:  PF: Midway Atoll; May 30, 1993.

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