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young, 1.5 mm
 



 
Goniodoridella
sp. #1

 
Goniodoridella sp. #1
Maximum size:  3.2 mm.

Identification:  This is a cream animal speckled with brown on the sides and front of its notum. The rhinophores are simple and their bases are surrounded by a low shelf. There are two large, lumpy extra-branchial processes but no obvious branchia.

Natural history:  Goniodoridella sp. #1 is a rare species known from four animals found in moderately exposed to exposed rocky habitats at depths of 2-9 m (6-30 ft).

Distribution:  Maui and Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii by Terry Gosliner.

Photo:  CP: 3.2 mm: Black Rock, Maui; Nov. 4, 1998.

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