Cuthona sp. #20
|Maximum size: 2 mm.
The body and rhinophores of this species are
translucent-white with sky blue patches in front of and behind the
rhinophores. A transverse band of yellow crosses the front patch and
there are scattered yellow patches on the back patch. The
scattered gold flecks and the greenish-black digestive gland gives the
animal an overall dark color. Just below the white tip in each ceras
are irregular bands of
gold and bright blue.
The one known Cuthona sp. #20 was found on a dark
green hydroid (possibly Lytocarpia
niger) at 21 m, and is
presumed to feed on that hydroid.
known from Hong Kong.
First recorded in Hawaii from Kanaio, Maui
by PF on Jan. 10, 1994.
Photo: PF: 2
mm: Kanaio, Maui; Jan. 10, 1994.