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Doris
sp. #2

 
Doris sp. #2
Maximum size:  about 8 mm.

Identification:  This is a dusky-orange dorid with about seven gills arranged in a semicircle. There is a dorsal flap covering the gill opening. It differs from Doris granulosa in its darker color and more widely spaced papillae.

Natural history:  Doris sp. #2 is known from one animal found under a rock at 2-3 m (6-10 ft) at a moderately protected rocky site. It laid an orange, spiral egg mass that hatched in about five days in the laboratory.

Distribution:  Maui: also known from Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii at Kapalua Bay, Maui by CP on April 24, 2008.

Photo:  CP: about 8 mm: Kapalua Bay, Maui; April 24, 2008.

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