Dendrodoris fumata (Ruppell &
|Maximum size: about 75 mm.
This is a soft, oval species that varies from light brown to
translucent red, usually with irregular dark patches. The notum is
distinguished from Dendrodoris nigra by its larger
is rare on Maui but Scott Johnson reports
that it may be common in protected to highly protected areas on Oahu at
depths of 1-3 m (3-10 ft). A dull-yellow spiral egg mass was found near
a brown-form animal in the field.
Big Island, Maui and Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific; also in eastern
First recorded in Hawaii from Iroquois Channel, Pearl Harbor, Oahu by
Scott Johnson on March 13, 1982.
Hoover: about 65 mm: provided by Darrell Takaoka (obtained from local
aquarium supplier); Oahu.
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