Doris(?) sp. #1
|Maximum size: 8-10 mm.
is a bluish-white animal dusted with slate-blue flecks. The rhinophores
and branchia are tipped with cream and have green-brown subapical patches. A few small,
light-colored tubercles are scattered around the mid-line of its notum. The papillae seem
more closely spaced than in Doris pecten.
Doris(?) sp. #1 is
known from two animals found under rocks at about 1 m (3 ft) in 1978
and a third animal found at.about 2 m (about 6 ft) at a
moderately exposed site in 2022. The latter animal was on a purple-beige
sponge. (Karolle Wall, pers. com.).
Maui and Oahu.
was first recorded in Hawaii at Kewalo Reef, Oahu by Scott Johnson on
3, 1978. The background color, slate-blue flecks, overall texture and
presence of small tubercles around the mid-line support lumping the 1978
and 2022 animals. The genus and family are uncertain.
Photo: Karolle Wall: 8-10 mm: Maalaea Bay, Maui; Nov. 16, 2022.
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