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Platydoris
cf. inornata
Dorgan, Valdes, & Gosliner, 2002
 
Platydoris cf. inornata
Maximum size:  10 mm.

Identification:  This is a firm, flattened, cream dorid. The notum is flecked and blotched with light brown and there are three clusters of diffuse white flecks on each side of the midline. The branchia and rhinophores are flecked with dark brown.

Natural history:  Platydoris cf. inornata is a rare species known from only three animals. Two were found at a moderately protected rocky site and one was near a light brown, spiral egg mass.

Distribution:  Maui: Platydoris inornata is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii by Terry Gosliner.

Photo:  PF: 10 mm: found by CP; Napili Bay, Maui; Aug. 20, 1994.

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