Diaulula odonoghueiSpotted dorid
Ranges from Korea and Oganawa, Japan to the Pacific coast of North America towards Bodega Bay, California. Once thought to be the same species as D. sandiegensis, however D. odonoghuei is distinguished by a large number of chocolate-brown spots extending to the mantle margin. While their ranges largely overlap, D. sandiegensis is restricted to the Pacific coast of North America.
Max Size: N/A cm
Sea Temperature Range: N/A
Habitat Generalization Index: N/A
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Occurrence: Common (45.2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Jo Schmid