young, 1.5 mm
Murphydoris sp. #1
|Maximum size: 3.2 mm.
is a cream animal speckled with brown on the sides and front of
notum. It may occasionally have yellow highlights. The rhinophores are simple and their bases are surrounded by a
low shelf. There are two large, lumpy extrabranchial processes but no
obvious branchia. A band of dark, lateral blotches extends from just behind the processes to the tip of the foot.
#1 is a moderately rare species found in moderately
exposed to exposed rocky habitats at depths of 2-9 m (6-30 ft).
Big Island, Maui and Oahu.
Taxonomic notes: It was first
recorded in Hawaii by Terry Gosliner. It was formerly listed as Goniodoridella sp. #1.
Photo: Jenna Szerlag: about 3 mm: Maalaea Bay, Maui; Nov. 14, 2021.
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