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Doriopsilla
sp. #1

 
Doriopsilla sp. #1
Maximum size:  20 mm (Gosliner, et. al., 2008).

Identification:  This is a cream species decorated with diffuse orange-brown patches. The branchia and rhinophores are orange-brown, spotted with white, and the notum is densely covered with irregular tubercles. The larger tubercles are tipped with small dark brown spots.

Natural history:  Doriopsilla sp. #1 is a rare species known from only two animals. The Oahu animal was found at a highly exposed rocky site at a depth of about 5 m (16 ft).

Distribution:  Oahu and Midway: possibly known from Japan.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii at Makua, Oahu by Scott Johnson on Oct. 28, 1985.

Photo:  PF: 11 mm: Midway: May 29, 1993.

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