The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.
Triforis dolicha, Watson
Triforis dolicha, Watson,
Watson, Chall. Report, Zool., xv., 1886, p. 565, pl. xiii., fig. 1.
One specimen from the Funafuti lagoon agrees exactly with another now before me from Prince of Wales Island, Torres Straits. Young specimens were collected off Gape Sidmouth, Queensland, by Mr. A. U. Henn, and presented to this Museum. The"Challenger" collected it a little west of Cape York.
The two adult specimens I have seen are pure white, punctuated between the gemmules with orange; in neither is the lip more developed than in the "Challenger" example. It may be that this species does not attain the spurred lip of its congeners.