Dorid from the Marshall Islands

February 21, 2000
From: Scott Johnson

Hi Bill,

Here is an interesting little beast. I have seen only one, and it was collected on the western seaward reef of Enewetak Atoll in 1981. It lived a bit beyond typical diving depths; the animal was attached to a rock brought up by the submersible Makali'i from a depth of 131 meters. The body measured 9mm in length. The brown spots along the middorsum are slightly pustulose, but much less so than the white warts that cover the rest of the body.


Johnson, S., 2000 (Feb 21) Dorid from the Marshall Islands. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Thanks Scott,
It's unknown to me as well.
Bill Rudman


Doris? sp. 9.

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