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Unidentified Discodorid #17
 
Unidentified Discodorid #17
Maximum size:  12  mm.

Identification:  This is a small cream animal with irregular papillae. The papillae and rhinophores appear to be tipped with opaque white and the branchia appear slightly dusky.

Natural history:  Unidentified discodorid #17 is known from one animal found at an exposed to highly exposed site.

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  It seems most likely that this species is a discodorid but the family remains uncertain (it was previously listed as "Unidentified Dorid #17) . It was first recorded in Hawaii from Makua, Oahu by Scott Johnson in Sept. 1979.

Photo:  Scott Johnson: 12 mm: Makua, Oahu; Sept. 1979.

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