Kahalu`u, Hawai`i. 30 ft.
photos 2-3: Cory Pittman, Kapalua Bay, Maui. Size: 19 mm.
ID by Leslie Newman (animal in top photo was preserved and sent to her).
This photo appears in her CD along with others of the species, some
quite different in appearance. Known from Micronesia, South Africa,
Red Sea, and Hawai`i.
Color description from CD: "Body round with a crenulated margin,
translucent, light brown to darker brown, ligher medially with irregular
white spots and dots forming a reticulated pattern near the margin.
Margin white, interrupted with purple and yellow-orange. Cerebral eyes
in distinct clusters. Head tentacles conspicuous...."
This species is
also pictured in Reef and Shore Fauna of Hawaii. Section 2. Plate
2.I.1.e. and described on p. 39.
to mottled or speckled with marginal bands