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Doris viridis
(Pease, 1861)
 
Doris viridis
Maximum size:  15 mm.

Identification:  This is a dusky-gray dorid with about 13 gills arranged in a semicircle. There is a dorsal flap covering the gill opening. It differs from Doris pecten in it's greater number of gills and dusky-gray rather than blue color.

Natural history:  Doris viridis is known from a single animal found under a rock in a mid-intertidal tide pool.

Distribution:  Maui: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific; also in the eastern Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Napili Bay, Maui by CP on May 6, 1993 (assuming specimens referred to this species by Pease were actually Doris pecten).

Photo:  PF: 15 mm: found by CP; Napili Bay, Maui; May 6, 1993.

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