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Rostanga
sp. #1

 
Rostanga sp. #1
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Identification:  This is a red species with dusky patches and brown flecks. The notum is flecked with white and there are enlarged white papillae scattered around its margin. The rhinophore clubs have inflated bases and erect, nipple-like tips. The lamellae are white and there is a white band on the notum between the rhinophores.

Natural history:  Rostanga sp. #1 is known from only two animals found in moderately exposed rocky habitats.

Distribution:  Big Island and Maui.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii at Puako, Big Island by Scott Johnson in Sept. 1980.

Photo:  PF: found by Mike Severns; Hekili Point, Maui; Nov., 1989.

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