Caloria sp. #4
|Maximum size: about 50 mm.
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)
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).
Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Midway.
Taxonomic notes: It was first recorded in Hawaii at Pupukea, Oahu by Scott Johnson on Sept. 18,
Johnson: about 35 mm: Pupukea, Oahu; Aug. 12, 1985.
Observations and comments:
1: Perhaps, animals found in caves have less intense coloration?