Jorunna alisonae? from Hawaii

November 13, 2003
From: Keoki Stender

Hi Bill,
Is this Jorunna alisonae? Collected during the NOW-RAMP 2002 expedition to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.

Date: Sept. 14, 2002
Location: Maro Reef
Habitat: Dead coral head, 10 meters
Length: 25mm

Keoki Stender

Dear Keoki,
From the spiculate mantle I suspect this is a species of Jorunna and from its colour it certainly fits what Marcus described as J. alisonae. However as I discuss on the Fact Sheet we still need to look more closely at the genus throughout the Indo-West Pacific before we can be sure how many species there really are. It is possible that this Hawaiian animal is a widespread Indo-West Pacific species, and if so, it may already have a name
Best wishes
Bill Rudman

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Jorunna alisonae