Doriopsilla sp. #9
|Maximum size: about 45 mm.
is dusky cream with scattered dark brown spots on the
notum. The margin is decorated with dark brown and dusky-yellow patches
the rhinophores are tipped in dark brown and dusky-yellow. The background
in the center of the notum ranges from white to dusky-yellow. The gills
gray, flecked with white, and the notum has small tubercles connected
Natural history: Doriopsilla sp.
is a rare dorid known from five animals found in exposed
to highly exposed rocky habitats at depths of 9-12 m (30-40 ft) (Scott
com.) and one animal found in a similar habitat on Maui at a depth of 3.6 m (12 ft).
Big Island, Maui and Oahu: also known from the Philippines and Australia.
It was first recorded in Hawaii by Scott Johnson at
Pupukea, Oahu on June 12,
Johnson: 15 mm: Pupukea, Oahu; June 10, 1985.
Observations and comments:
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