Doriopsilla sp. e385

The two animals shown on this page have some features in common, such as the rhinophores and gills, which are almost identical. The overall coloration of the body differs, but that could just mean the colors in this species are variable. These were both found at Kwajalein Atoll, and are known from only the two specimens figured below. The upper specimen resembles a specimen figured by Gosliner et al (2008) as Doriopsilla sp. 3 from Papua New Guinea. We have also seen a specimen, although lighter in color, in Hawaii.

Created 25 December 2006
Updated 21 February 2009

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