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Scyllaeidae

The family Scyllaeidae includes elongate, laterally compressed dendronotaceans that have one or two pairs of large, flattened latero-dorsal lobes. Tiny transparent papillae, sometimes branching, cover the inner surfaces of the lobes and the notum functioning as gills. The rhinophores are lamellate, tipped by a finger-like process and contained within a sheath. Scyllaeids are hydroid feeders. They can "swim" by flapping from side to side. There are at least two species recorded from Hawaii representing two genera (Notobryon and Scyllae).



Notobryon wardi

Scyllae sp. #1

 
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