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Cuthona
sp. #8
 
Cuthona sp. #8
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Identification:  This aeolid has a translucent body covered with densely packed opaque white flecks. The cerata have two opaque white bands (a thin band proximally and a thicker band distally) plus narrow, irregular subapical yellow and red-orange rings.

Natural history:  The single known Cuthona sp. #8 was found outside the reef at 24 m (80 ft) in a rocky area exposed to very strong current.

Distribution:  Midway: widely distributed in the western & central Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by PF on June 6, 1993.

Photo:  PF: Midway Atoll; June 6, 1993.

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