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Diaphorodoris
sp. #1
 
Diaphorodoris sp. #1
Maximum size:  about 5 mm.

Identification:  This is a flattened species with a notum densely covered with opaque-white pigment and studded with short white tubercles. The rhinophores have about six angled lamellae. Their tips are white with a narrow subapical brown band. The body has a median constriction. There appears to be a crest on the dorsal surface of the foot and a narrow brown line on the margin of the notum.

Natural history:  Diaphorodoris sp. #1 is known from a single juvenile animal found at about 20 m (65 ft). It was on a patch reef in a mixed habitat.

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Poseidon's Reef, Oahu by Anna Curtis on Feb. 11, 2016.

Photo:  Anna Curtis: about 5 mm: Poseidon's Reef, Oahu; Feb. 11, 2016.

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