Although a well-know Indo-Pacific species, Discodoris boholiensis is known in the Marshalls from only three specimens. The first two photos below show a large yellowish one found by Rob Ramsey in a Halimeda patch on the lagoon slope of the eastern Kwajalein Atoll reef at a depth of about 20 meters. Unfortunately, we were able to capture the image of the recent specimen only on video, which accounts for the low resolution of the first two screen captures below.
A darker specimen found some years ago by David Johnson more closely resembles published figures of Discodoris boholiensis. No size or location information is available for this one.
A third small specimen measuring about 20mm found recently matches Dave's in color. It was under a rock on a southern Kwajalein Atoll lagoon pinnacle in about 6m of water on 9 December 2012.
Created 15 December 2006
Updated 1 January 2013
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