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Mourgona
(?) sp. #3
 
Mourgona(?) sp. #3
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Identification:  This species is translucent-cream with flattened cerata that have faintly toothed margins. The branches of the digestive gland in the cerata have a "palm-like" form. Opaque white spots are present near the outer edges of the cerata and there may be a patch of brown flecks on top of the head. The upper branches of the rhinophores are brown flammulated with cream apically.

Natural history:  Mourgona(?) sp. #3 is known from one animal found under a rock in the intertidal or shallow subtidal at an exposed rocky site.

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Maile Reef, Oahu by Scott Johnson in June, 1978. The genus is uncertain pending further work.

Photo:  Scott Johnson: Maile Reef, Oahu: June, 1978.

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