Dendrodoris guttata (Odhner, 1917)

This could be a very lightly spotted form of Dendrodoris guttata. It is known from three specimens from the Marshalls. The first individual, in the upper photo, was found under a chunk of dead coral at a depth of 2 meters on the lagoon reef at the south end of Bikini Island on 12 June 1982. The second one, in the two lower photos and which measured 22mm in length, was under a rock on a Kwajalein Atoll lagoon reef at a depth of about 6m on 8 February 2009.

While the two specimens above had only a few scattered haloed spots, the 16mm specimen below, found on a sandy lagoon slope at a depth of 16m near isolated Halimeda plants on 24 April 2011, had quite a number of faint spots.

Created 25 December 2006
Updated 17 March 2017

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