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Cuthona diminutiva
Gosliner, 1980
 
Cuthona diminutiva
Maximum size:  5 mm (Gosliner, 1979).

Identification:  This species has a translucent cream body flecked with white and mottled with brown. The rhinophores and cephalic tentacles have two brown bands and the cerata have brown cores and blue tips with subapical white rings. The cerata have a medial swelling.

Natural history:  The only known specimens of Cuthona diminutiva were found in the thermal pollution tables at Coconut Island, Kaneohe Bay. It feeds on a corinid hydroid. (Gosliner, 1979)

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu by Terry Gosliner in July, 1973.

Photo:  Terry Gosliner: Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.

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