Thordisa cf. oliva Chan & Gosliner, 2007
|Maximum size: about 5 mm.
is a dark, greenish-brown species with white branchia and rhinophores.
The notum has elongate papillae with lighter tips (yellowish near the
The one known Thordisa cf. oliva was found under a rock in a tide pool at a depth of < 1 m (< 3 ft).
Distribution: Big Island: may be widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
It was first recorded in Hawaii from Ho'ona bay, Big Island by Paul
Okumura on Oct. 21, 2015. This animal appears to be a close match for
some Thordisa oliva photos from elsewhere but seems to have somewhat more slender papillae than most.
Photo: Paul Okumura: about 5 mm: Ho'ona bay, Big Island, Oct. 21, 2015.
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