Goniodoridella sp. #3
|Maximum size: 3 to 4 mm.
has a cream body with rows of low, irregular tubercles. Irregular
extrabranchial processes bracket the greatly reduced branchia. The
rhinophores are simple and the body is decorated with brown spots. Spicules are visible in the body wall.
#3 is known from a single animal found at a depth of 3-4 m (10-12 ft) on a piling in Kawaihae harbor.
Distribution: Big Island: may be widely distributed in the western and central Pacific.
It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Kawaihae Harbor, Big Island by David Prutow on June 30,
2020. It's very similar to "Goniodoridella sp. 1" in Gosliner,
et. al, 2018 ("Hawaii" is mentioned in the caption under that species in
Gosliner, et. al. (2008) but we've been unable to find supporting evidence for its inclusion...).
Photo: David Prutow: 3 to 4 mm: Kawaihae Harbor, Big Island; June 30, 2020.
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