Chromodoris albopustulosa

Chromodoris albopustulosa (Pease, 1860)
Family Chromodorididae

Seen here on a background of typical Magic Island muck, this slug is light yellow with white tubercles. Its perimeter is marked with purple spots that may merge into a continuous line. The rhinophores are brown with fine white lines and the gills are whitish. In Hawai`i the species occurs from the shoreline to depths of at least 30 ft. in both exposed and sheltered waters. It has an Indo-Pacific distribution and grows to about 1 in.
Photo: Magic Island boat channel, O`ahu. 10 ft.

Photos and Text courtesy of John Hoover

John P. Hoover lives in Honolulu. He has published two books on marine life of the Hawaiian Islands. His third and most recent (pictured at left), is a field guide to the marine invertebrates of the Hawaii. This book is available now at a very reasonable price of $23.95, plus $4.00 shipping and handling within US from Sea Challengers. With over 600 photographs, it will cover 500 species, including 66 of Hawaii's most colorful and interesting opisthobranchs.

Hawaii's Fishes, a Guide for Snorkelers, Divers and Aquarists Mutual Publishing, 1993

Hawaii's Underwater Paradise, Mutual Publishing, 1997

Hawaii's Sea Creatures, a guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates. Mutual Publishing, 1999.

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