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. It feeds on a yellow sponge and 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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