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Mourgona
(?) sp. #2
 
Mourgona(?) sp. #2
Maximum size: 25 mm. 

Identification:  This species is translucent-violet with flattened cerata that have faintly toothed margins. Opaque-white granules are concentrated on the middle cerata and there's a patch of gray flecks on top of the head. The upper branches of the rhinophores are tipped with white.

Natural history:  Mourgona(?) sp. #2 is known from five animals found at shallow, moderately exposed rocky sites.

Distribution:  Maui and Oahu: may be known from Japan.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Kewalo Basin, Oahu by Scott Johnson in Nov. 1979. The 2011 photo was formerly included on this site as an atypical juvenile Polybranchia orientalis.

Photo:  Angel Valdes: found by Angel Valdes, Dieta Hanson, Jessica Goodheart or Jennifer Alexander; Honokeana Bay, Maui; June 17, 2011.

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