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Gymnodoris
sp. #8

 
Gymnodoris sp. #8
Maximum size:  4 mm.

Identification:  This is a small (perhaps, juv.?) animal that is similar to Gymnodoris alba and Gymnodoris sp. #7 in profile. However, it differs from small specimens of those species in having dense orange spotting on the body, orange-tipped branchia and closely-spaced rhinophores.

Natural history:  Gymnodoris sp. #8 is known from a single animal found in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu by the meiofauna team during MarineGeo on May 29, 2017.

Photo:  CP: 4 mm: 2017 MarineGeo; found by meiofauna team; Kaneohe Bay, Oahu; May 31, 2017.

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