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Sclerodoris
rubicunda
(Baba, 1949)
 
Sclerodoris rubicunda
Maximum size:  about 25 mm.

Identification:  This is a highly cryptic species distinguished by its burnt-orange background and a white, y-shaped band that is highlighted in turquoise and violet.

Natural history:  Sclerodoris rubicunda is a rare, nocturnal species known from only two animals found in exposed to highly exposed rocky habitats at < 10 m (33 ft).

Distribution:  Oahu: also known from Japan and Papua New Guinea.

Taxonomic notes:   First recorded in Hawaii at Pupukea, Oahu by Scott Johnson on May 27, 1978.

Photo:  Scott Johnson: about 25 mm: Pupukea, Oahu; May 27, 1978.
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