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Gymnodoris
sp. #10

 
Gymnodoris sp. #10
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Identification:  This is a white animal with widely spaced pale-orange spots. The branchia are white and form a complete circle. The rhinophores are white and closely spaced while the cephalic hood has a smooth profile.

Natural history:  Gymnodoris sp. #10 is known from a single animal found floating at night at an exposed rocky site.

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Pupukea, Oahu by Scott Johnson in the 1970s. (Note 1)

Photo:  Scott Johnson: Pupukea, Oahu.

Observations and comments:

Note 1:  There's some chance that this animal might turn out to be a damaged or juvenile specimen of another species. But, the rhinophores and cephalic hood seem distinctive.
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