Home
Acknowledgments
Conventions
Glossary
Maps
References
Links
Articles
Thumbnails
Species list
Family
Next species
_______________
 
Additional Photos
 

fine spotting
 


side
 

underside
 

egg masses
_______________
 
GALLERY



 
Goniodoris joubini
Risbec, 1928
 
Goniodoris joubini
Maximum size:  7 mm.

Identification:  This is a cream animal densely flecked with dark brown. There are broad lateral shelves on the notum with smooth margins that are variably spotted with dark brown and orange.

Natural history:  Goniodoris joubini 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.

Distribution:  Big Island, Maui and Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  Goniodoris aspera (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 Kewalo Basin, Oahu in Dec., 1962 (Kay and Young, 1969).

Photo:  CP: 7 mm: Hekili Point, Maui; April 28, 2003.

Observations and comments:

Note 1:  ( )
Thumbnails
Species list
Family Next species Top