Otinodoris sp. #1
|Maximum size: about 38 mm.
a highly cryptic species. The notum is translucent orange-brown with
dark-brown flecks. The cream flecks coalesce into a few small,
opaque-white patches. The branchia are broad and dusky-brown with a few
flecks while the rhinophores are pale orange-brown with cream streaks and
lighter tips. The notum is covered with broad, irregular tubercles and
granular surface. It also sports many long, thin papillae.
Natural history: Otinodoris sp. #1 is known from a mating pair found at night at a depth of 9-11 m (30-35 ft). They were on silty sand at the sand/Halimeda kanaloana boundary.
Maui: also known from the Philippines?
It was first
recorded in Hawaii off Mokapu Beach, Maui by Justin Warner on Nov. 19, 2022. It may be the same as "Otinodoris sp. #2" in Gosliner, et. al. (2018).
Photo: Justin Warner: dark: about 38 mm: off Mokapu Beach, Maui; Nov. 19, 2022.
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