Sebadoris nubilosa (Pease, 1871)
|Maximum size: 200 mm (Kay,
This is a large, soft species that has a notum covered with elongate
papillae. It's mottled in brown and gray.
is a rare species that we've never found on Maui. According to Kay
(1979), it secretes copious mucus, autotomizes portions of its mantle
when disturbed and can swim in a manner reminiscent of Hexabranchus.
Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
This is the species listed as Archidoris
nubilosa (Pease, 1871c) in Kay, 1979. It was first reported from
Hawaii in1962 (Kay & Young, 1969). (Note 1)
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Observations and comments:
1: Photos from elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific may be seen on the Sea Slug Forum.