Sclerodoris cf apiculata (Alder & Hancock, 1864)

The animal figured below is the only specimen of this species I found in Hawaii. It was under a rock at a depth of about 10m at Ewa, Oahu, on 12 December 1985. We have seen the same species in the Marshall Islands. Its deeply pitted surface closely resembles that of a sponge. Gosliner et al (2008) show it as Sclerodoris sp. 2.

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Sea Slugs of Hawaii
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Created 20 April 2009
Updated 5 February 2016

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