Chromodoris albopustulosa (Pease, 1860)
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.
Hawaii's Fishes, a Guide for Snorkelers, Divers and Aquarists Mutual Publishing, 1993
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Hawaii's Sea Creatures, a guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates. Mutual Publishing, 1999.
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