Doris viridis (Pease, 1861)
|Maximum size: 15 mm.
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.
Doris viridis is
known from a single animal found under a rock in a mid-intertidal tide
Maui: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific; also in the eastern
It was 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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