Doris granulosa (Pease, 1860)
|Maximum size: 13 mm.
is a pale yellow dorid with about seven gills arranged in a
semicircle. There is a dorsal flap covering the gill opening.
Doris granulosa is
a common species found under rocks in the low intertidal at protected
moderately exposed rocky sites. Acording to Kay, (1979), it feeds on the blue sponge Suberites aurantiacus (formerly Terpios zetiki). It lays a cream, spiral egg mass
that hatches in about six days in the laboratory.
Maui, Oahu and Kauai: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
is the species listed as Doriopsis
granulosa Pease, 1860 in Kay, 1979 as well as Kay & Young, 1969. It was first reported from
Hawaii in Pease, 1860.
Photo: CP: 13
mm: Hekili Point, Maui; May 25, 2005.
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