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Tethyidae

The family Tethyidae includes laterally compressed dendronotids with  large, elaborate cerata and a large oral hood lined with  tentacles that they use to capture the small crustaceans and other invertebrates on which they feed. Most can swim by lateral flexing if disturbed and can autotomize their cerata. At least three species are known from Hawaii in one genus (Melibe).

Melibe engeli

Melibe megaceras

Melibe pilosa

 
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