Dendrodoris elongata Baba, 1936
|Maximum size: 114 mm (Hoover,
is an elongate species covered with very small tubercles.
The body is cream blotched with brown and there are rows of stellate
white patches along the sides of the notum (usually with the dorsal two
rows being the most prominent). Young animals may lack obvious
Natural history: Dendrodoris elongata is a
moderately rare species found in rocky habitats at depths of 2-52 m
(6-170 ft). It
occurs at moderately exposed to highly exposed sites and lays a cream
Big Island, Maui, Oahu and French Frigate Shoals: widely distributed in
Indo-Pacific; also in the Eastern Pacific.
species is listed as Dendrodoris
albobrunnea in Hoover, 1998 & 2006. It was first recorded in
Hawaii at Koko Head, Oahu by Scott Johnson on Oct.
31, 1977. It's referred to as the "white and
brown dendrodoris" in Hoover, 1998 & 2006.
Severns: 40 mm: Molokini Islet, Maui; Sept. 1987.
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