Hypselodoris violabranchia Gosliner & Johnson, 1999

We saw this species relatively often and in a variety of locations, including Makaha, Makua, Pupukea, Koko Head, Ewa, and Magic Island on Oahu. I did not see it at Puako on the Big Island, but it may have been missed. While we have both day and night records, the majority were found during the day. For example, 64.5 hours of daytime sampling at a particular study site at Makua (up to 2 March 1980) yielded 28 specimens. In 42.5 hours at night on the same reef, only two were found.

Hypselodoris violabranchia and H. peasei could often be found on the same reefs.

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