Doris immonda (Risbec, 1928)
|Maximum size: 11 mm.
a bright orange dorid with a mid-dorsal band of pigment that is
greenish in the center and violet at both ends. The rhinophores are
flecked with cream and the gills are orange while the rhinophore and
branchial sheaths are cream. The gills are arranged in a circle. The
bi-colored, linear mid-dorsal band of pigment distinguishes it from the
yellow form of Doris nucleola.
Doris immonda is
known from a single animal found in rubble at about 8 m (27 ft).
French Frigate Shoals: widely distributed in the western & central
Pacific; possibly in the eastern Pacific.
was first recorded in Hawaii from French Frigate Shoals by
the 2006 CREEF
expedition on Oct. 13, 2006. It's not the same as the animals
illustrated as Siraius immonda
(Risbec, 1928) on the Sea Slug
Forum. (Terry Gosliner, pers. com.).
Photo: CP: 11
mm: 2006 CREEF
expedition; French Frigate Shoals; Oct. 13, 2006.
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