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Dermatobranchus
sp. #1

 
Dermatobranchus sp. #1
Maximum size:  6 mm. (Bertsch & Johnson, 1981).

Identification:  This is a small, cream animal without longitudinal ridges. It has a few scattered violet spots and orange-red rhinophores.

Natural history:  We've only seen two Dermatobranchus sp. #1. Both were found on sand near rubble in a semi-protected area at a depth of 5-8 m (16-26 ft). The one animal seen by Scott Johnson was found at an exposed rocky site at about 5 m (16 ft).

Distribution:  Maui and Oahu: also known from Reunion.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii at Makua, Oahu by Scott Johnson on June 9, 1978.

Photo:  PF: 3 mm; Kapalua Bay, Maui; Sept. 2, 1994.

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