Discodoris cebuensis Bergh, 1905
|Maximum size: about 65 mm.
is brown to light red-brown, blotched with
The notum is covered with low, blunt tubercles. Patches of tubercles
along its margins and on its midline are usually tipped with white and
in each patch are dusky violet. The white pigment is variable in extent
and there are also three enlarged white tubercles on each side of the
midline. Animals found in Halimeda are generally paler than those found in rocky habitats.
is a moderately rare species. Some of the animals found on Maui were resting under
rocks/debris in moderately protected rocky habitats and Halimeda kanaloana
beds at depths of 5-21 m (16-69 ft). Others were found on sand or on the algae in the Halimeda beds. In contrast, animals found on Oahu and the Big
Island by Scott Johnson were in exposed to highly exposed rocky
habitats. One animal was was found resting in a depression in a yellow-brown
sponge on which it was superbly camouflaged suggesting a possible food.
It was near a cream, spiral egg mass.
Big Island, Maui and Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
listed on the Sea Slug Forum as Discodoris
1880. It was first recorded in Hawaii at Puako, Big Island by Scott
Johnson on May
found by PF; 3.5 km north of Hekili Point, Maui; Oct. 11, 2003.
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