rubra (Bergh, 1905)
|Maximum size: 110 mm (Kay,
This is a flattened, beige dorid blotched with light and dark violet
brown. It has small, widely scattered papillae tipped in dark brown
and circled with light rings.
is a rare species known from only a few animals found in rocky
habitats at depths up to 16 m (52 ft). It lays a white egg mass.
Big Island, Oahu and Kauai: widely distributed in the western &
This is the species listed as Archidoris
hawaiiensis in Kay, 1979 as well as Kay & Young, 1969. It's listed in some sources as Montereina rubra. It was first
reported in Hawaii from
Kaneohe Bay, Oahu in May, 1962 (Kay & Young, 1969).
Photo: 70 mm:
Johnson: Barber's Point, Oahu; Aug. 28, 1977.
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