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Thordisa
sp. #2

 
Thordisa sp. #2
Maximum size:  40 mm (Gosliner, et. al., 2008).

Identification:  This is a finely reticulate, yellow species with widely spaced tentacular papillae ringed with white. In some animals a few of the papillae may be brown rather than white.

Natural history:  Thordisa sp. #2 is a rare species known only from two animals found in the Leeward Islands. The Kure animal was found in the lagoon at 8 m (28 ft) and was near a yellow-orange egg mass. (Scott Johnson, pers. com.)

Distribution:  Midway and Kure: also known from the Seychelles.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Kure Atoll by Scott Johnson on June 17, 1980.

Photo:  Terry Gosliner: Midway; May, 1993.

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