Platydoris inornata Dorgan, Valdés, & Gosliner, 2002

Marshall Islands specimens have been found both at Kwajalein and Enewetak, either under dead coral or in ledges and small caves at night, both in the lagoon and on the seaward reef. Seven measured specimens ranged in length from 13 to 40mm.

This one was in a lagoon Halimeda algae patch near an orange egg mass on 6 August 2011. While we did not see it actually putting down these eggs, it likely did so.

The one just below is a small juvenile.

It is possible that some of the animals on this page represent separate species.

The animal below was found under a rock at about 6m on a Kwajalein Atoll lagoon reef on 9 March 2009.

The shot below is another small individual.

We have also found P. inornata in the Hawaiian Islands.

Created 15 December 2006
Updated 26 August 2011

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