young, 6.5 mm
young, about 3 mm
Caloria sp. #1
|Maximum size: 13 mm.
species has a salmon-colored body with opaque white patches on the
midline of the notum. The cerata are frosted in white and there are
dusky steel-blue subapical patches on their anterior faces. The
rhinophores have several irregular ridges and are flecked with white.
The cephalic tentacles have apical and medial white bands. Very young
animals lack ridges on the rhinophores and have more variable
pigmentation on the cephalic tentacles.
Caloria sp. #1 is
a moderately rare aeolid found in moderately exposed to highly exposed rocky
habitats and in Halimeda kanaloana
beds at depths of 5-8 m (16-26 ft).
Big Island, Maui and Oahu: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
was first recorded in Hawaii by PF in Sept., 1989. Very young juveniles
were formerly listed separately as "Unidentified Aeolid #21."
Photo: PF: 11
mm: off Makena, Maui; Sept. 3, 2007.
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