Goniobranchus sp. h205

This was the most frequently observed nudibranch during about six weeks working on a spiny lobster project at Kure Atoll at the end of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. While we were too busy most of the time to watch for nudibranchs, specimens of this species were large, up to about 70mm in length, and 17 of them were spotted, usually out in the open while we were counting lobsters. While the color pattern bears a slight resemblance to that of Goniobranchus tinctoria, we are quite certain it is not that species.

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Created 20 April 2009
Updated 1 July 2012

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