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Murphydoris
cf. cobbi Paz-Sedano, Smirnoff, Candás, Gosliner & Pola, 2022
 
Murphydoris cf. cobbi
Maximum size:  2-3 mm.

Identification:  This species has a cream body heavily frosted with white, dorsally. There are dark brown lines on the dorsal margin, a dark brown patch on the front of the head and dark brown saddles behind both the rhinophores and extrabranchial processes. The rhinophores are simple and the extrabranchial processes are weakly scalloped on their posterior margins. There are no visible branchia.

Natural history:  Murphydoris cf. cobbi is known from two animals found at a depth of 5-6 m (15-20 ft) at a rocky, moderately exposed site.

Distribution:  Maui: may be widely distributed in the Indo-pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Ulua Beach, Maui by Katherine Shepherd on Oct. 29, 2022. It appears to be close to the recently described M. cobbi found elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific but has more extensive brown markings.

Photo:  Jenna Szerlag: 1 mm: Ulua Beach, Maui; Nov. 7, 2022.

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