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Jorunna
cf. ramicola
Miller, 1996
 
Jorunna cf. ramicola
Maximum size:  about 17 mm.

Identification:  This is a violet brown dorid blotched with darker brown and flecked with white. It is similar to Jorunna alisonae in general appearance but has diffuse white rings surrounding the darker brown patches. It's mantle margin has a series of enlarged white granules.

Natural history:  Jorunna cf. ramicola is known from only four animals found in protected to moderately protected rocky habitats at depths of < 5 m (< 16 ft) and in Halimeda kanaloana beds at between 6 and 9 m (20 and 30 ft).

Distribution:  Maui and Oahu: Jorunna ramicola is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii at Kewalo, Oahu by Scott Johnson on June 3, 1978.

Photo:  Scott Johnson: about 17 mm: Kewalo, Oahu; June 3, 1978.

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