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Updated 8/14/2016

Family Discodorididae

HAWAII

Tayuva lilacina

Makapu'u tidepool, O'ahu

 



Sand Island, O'ahu, 15 feet



Ma'alaea Bay, Maui

LILAC DORID

Uncommon in shallow water under stones among purple or turquoise sponge.  This delicate slug known to shed part of its body if handled.  Formerly known as Discodoris fragilis and Discodoris lilacina.  Attains 2 inches.  Western Indian Ocean to Hawai'i.