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young, 2 mm




 
Polycera
sp. #3

 
Polycera sp. #3
Maximum size:  6 mm.

Identification:  This is a dusky gray species mottled with darker gray and cream. Its irregularly tuberculate surface distinguishes it from Polycera japonica.

Natural history:  Polycera sp. #3 is a rare species known from only three animals, one of which was found in Halimeda kanaloana at a depth of 30 m (100 ft).

Distribution:  Maui and Oahu: also known from Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Makena, Maui by PF on July 14, 1995.

Photo:  PF: 6 mm: found by Darrell Takaoka; Hawaii Kai, Oahu; Feb., 1999.

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