young, 4 mm
Janolus mirabilis Baba and Abe, 1970
|Maximum size: 12 mm.
This distinctive species has its cerata arranged in two distinct clumps
at the front and rear of its body. The cerata are densely
papillate and the rhinophores have papillate ridges. The body is
transparent posteriorly and brown to cream anteriorly with a
dusting of white flecks.
is a moderately rare species found in moderately exposed to exposed
rocky habitats at depths of 4-18 m (13-59 ft). It autotomizes its
A 4 mm animal
laid an irregular cream egg mass.
Maui, Kauai and Midway: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
Taxonomic notes: It was first recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF on
May 28, 1993.
PF: 12 mm: Midway Atoll; May 28, 1993.
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