Pleurobranchus mamillatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832
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a large species with tall, conical tubercles that may be
largely retracted. There are irregular arcs or circles of small
tubercles surrounding the bases of the larger ones. All, or most,
have bright violet-white spots on the notum, a trait that distinguishes them
from Pleurobranchus grandis.
has been dredged from about 100 m (328 ft) and photographed from HURL
92-289 m (302-948 ft).
Maui, Molokai, Oahu, St. Rogatien Bank, Raita Bank and Pioneer Bank: widely
distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
It was first
in Hawaii from Oahu by Terry Gosliner. It's misspelled in some sources as "Pleurobranchus mammalatus".
Gosliner: dredged from about 100 m (328 ft); Oahu.
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