Chelidonura(?) sp. #5
|Maximum size: 2 mm.
This is a tiny, solid black animal with only a hint of orange spotting
at its front and orange tips on its "tails".
known from only one animal found in a Halimeda kanaloana bed at
a depth of 12-14 m (40-47 ft).
It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Hekili Point, Maui by CP; on March 30, 2017.
There is some chance that it might be a highly aberrant juvenile of
another listed species although it's not a close match for previous
juveniles. There's also a chance that it might be a live Chelidonura(?)
sp #3 but the shell was not extracted for comparison. Also, it could turn out to be in Mariaglaja when the specimen is examined (Manuel Malaquias, pers. com.).
Photo: CP: 2
mm: Hekili Point, Maui; March 30, 2017.
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