Newman & Cannon, 1997
ID from Newman
& Cannon CD. The Hawai`i worm resembles several photos of Pseudobiceros
of seven) on the CD, but the
species appears to be extremely variable in color. CD states that it
is "common" and occurs in Australia (eastern and western),
Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands,
and the Philippines. A photo
from Okinawa identified by Leslie Newman is posted on Marine Flatworms
of the World.
Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach include Pseudobiceros kryptos in their Reef Creature Identification, Tropical Pacific book and list Hawai`i as a location, although no source for that location is given. They also give a diagnostic character that is not mentioned by Newman & Cannon: "prominent white spot on midline ridge behind square marginal pseudotentacles." All worms on the CD have some sort of white spot or patch in this location, as does the Hawaii worm.