Bornella pele Pola, Rudman &
|Maximum size: 19 mm.
The body of this species is translucent-white dusted with white flecks
that give it an overall whitish appearance. Splashes of scarlet occur
on the head, the inside of the
rhinophoral sheaths, the cerata and the posterior end of the
notum. Each ceras bears three projections in addition to the gills.
The rhinophoral sheaths possess five long papillae and lack a flap.
rare bornellid found along basalt cliffs in highly exposed locations
from the low intertidal to 6 m (20 ft). It can make a side-to-side
Maui and Kahoolawe: also known from Australia, Japan, Moorea and Reunion.
It was first recorded in Hawaii from Halona Point, Kahoolawe by PF on Jan. 21,
1992 and was named for the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele due to its "flame and ash" coloration.
Photo: PF: 15
mm: Halona Pt., Kahoolawe; Jan. 21, 1992.
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