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Caloria sp.
#4
 
Caloria sp. #4
Maximum size:  about 50 mm.

Identification:  This species has a translucent-orange body. The rhinophores and cephalic tentacles are tipped in pale yellow. The cerata have violet-brown cores variably obscured by cobalt-blue that shades to white distally. They have yellow tips. (Note 1)

Natural history:  Caloria sp. #4 is a rare species known from only a few animals found in exposed to highly exposed rocky habitats and in caves at depths of 7-20 m (22-66 ft).

Distribution:  Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Midway.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii at Pupukea, Oahu by Scott Johnson on Sept. 18, 1977.

Photo:  Scott Johnson: about 35 mm: Pupukea, Oahu; Aug. 12, 1985.

Observations and comments:

Note 1:  Perhaps, animals found in caves have less intense coloration?
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