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Updated 1/27/2013

Family Facelinidae

HAWAII

Pteraeolidia ianthina

Chromis, Midway, 40 feet

 

Laying eggs, Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 40 feet

Blowhole, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Kapalua, Maui

100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

 

Juvenile, 100 ft. Hole, Waikiki, Oahu, 80 feet

Sea Cave, Oahu, 45 feet

 

YO-257 wreck, Oahu, 90 feet

 

Juvenile, Sea Tiger wreck, Oahu, 100 feet

 

LCU Wreck, Oahu, 75 feet

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Lahilahi Point ,Oahu, 40 feet

Blowhole, Oahu, 30 feet

BLUE DRAGON NUDIBRANCH

Common on hydroid-encrusted reefs and wrecks.  Color variable according to diet, in Hawaii typically blue to lilac, occasionally brown.  Attains 5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.