Janolus toyamensis Baba and Abe, 1970
|Maximum size: 10 mm (Bertsch
& Johnson, 1981).
species has long, tapered cerata decorated with scattered,
papillae and thin streaks of white. The digestive gland can be seen
within the cerata and they are tipped with bright yellow and
either cobalt blue or blood red. The body and foot are translucent
with white lines and reddish-brown spots. The rhinophores are papillate
with white streaks and red-brown spots.
is a rare
species found in caverns and exposed rocky habitats at depths of 1-17 m
It feeds on arborescent bryozoans
(Gosliner, et. al, 2008).
Big Island, Lanai, Maui, Oahu and Midway: also known from Japan.
is listed as Antiopella
sp. in Bertsch and Johnson,
1981. It was first recorded in Hawaii from the Pacific Biomedical
Research Laboratory water system at Kewalo Basin, Oahu by Terry
Gosliner in Feb. 1973.
PF: Midway Atoll; May 31, 1993.
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