Thordisa setosa (Pease, 1860)
|Maximum size: 55 mm (Kay,
is a purplish-red to gray animal with darker patches. The notum is
covered with small papillae as well as scattered, long tentacular
processes. The latter appear cream in the black and white photo in Kay,
never seen Thordisa
setosa on Maui. However, Kay (1979)
lists it as "rather common" on Oahu where they are found under rocks in
shallow, back-reef habitats.
was first reported from Hawaii in Pease, 1860 (as Doris setosa). Kay, (1979)
considers Doris pilosa Pease,
1860 a synonym.
Photo: CP: 45
mm: Napili Bay, Maui; Sept. 13, 1995.
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