with egg mass
Cuthona sp. #11
|Maximum size: 7 mm.
has a translucent-white to bluish-white body with opaque
white covering the
head and notum. The cerata lay flat against the notum and are pale
yellow or white shading to translucent tips. The rhinophores are
translucent with minute red and white flecks and a subapical orange
band. The cephalic tentacles are flecked with orange and there is a
diffuse pink patch on the side of the head. The posterior portion of
the notum has a violet or pink band.
Cuthona sp. #11 is
a moderately rare species that has been found in moderately exposed to highly
rocky areas at depths of 1.5-19 m (5-62 ft). It lays a white egg mass of about one whorl.
Maui, Oahu and Kauai: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF on Feb. 13, 1995.
mm: Black Rock, Maui; May 4, 2006.
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