Pseudoceros imperatus Newman & Cannon, 1998
upper: "Haleiwa Trench" O'ahu. 25 ft. Collected by Ron Holcom.
lower: Anthony Kuntz and Julie Gardner, Koloa Landing, Kauai.

ID from Newman & Cannon CD, where this photo appears. This is a small worm, with max size about 12mm / 1/2 in. "Background body colour brown, with cream to yellow-green median stripe with transverse branches in yellow-green with white borders. Irregular yellow-green spots with white borders may be scattered around median area. Margin wide, orange."
Known from
scattered locations from South Africa to Hawai`i.

Very similar to Pseudoceros scintillatus. DNA studies may be required to confirm that they are truly separate species.

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