Goniodoris joubini Risbec, 1928
|Maximum size: 7 mm.
is a cream animal densely flecked with dark brown. There are broad
lateral shelves on the notum with smooth margins that are variably
dark brown and orange.
is a moderately common species found in moderately protected to exposed
rocky habitats as well as in Halimeda
kanaloana beds at depths
of < 1 to 9 m (< 3 to 30 ft). It lays a cream, oval egg mass.
Big Island, Maui and Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
(Alder & Hancock, 1864) may be an older name for the species (see Scott
Johnson's site). It's listed as as Goniodoris cf. joubini in Kay & Young, 1969. It was probably first recorded in Hawaii from
Oahu in Dec., 1962 (Kay and Young, 1969).
Photo: CP: 7
mm: Hekili Point, Maui; April 28, 2003.
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