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Philinopsis
sp. #3
 
Philinopsis sp. #3
Maximum size:  8 mm.

Identification:  This is a light brown animal faintly reticulated in darker brown and flecked with white. It has four symmetrically placed patches of brick red pigment and its surface is decorated with small, widely spaced white-tipped tubercles.

Natural history:  Philinopsis sp. #3 is known from only one animal found on the inner reef flat at Hekili Point at a depth of about 1 m (3 ft).

Distribution:  Maui; also known from Indonesia and the Red Sea.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii at Hekili Point, Maui by CP on May 15, 1999. We formerly listed it as "Aglaja sp. #3" but switched to Philinopsis based on the illustration in Gosliner, et. al., 2015.

Photo:  PF: 8 mm: found by CP; Hekili Point, Maui; May 15, 1999.

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