Cuthona sp. #9
|Maximum size: 5 mm.
The body of this aeolid is translucent bluish-white with patches and
of yellow-orange on the notum. The lower half of each ceras is blood
red and the upper half has a slightly inflated opaque bluish-white
band, a thin
irregular subapical red ring, and a tip that shades from yellow to
cephalic tentacles are pale yellow.
The single known Cuthona sp. #9 was found in a
moderately exposed location under rubble at 12 m (40
Maui: also known from Lord Howe Island and Papua New Guinea.
First recorded in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF on Mar. 27, 1994.
Photo: PF: 5
mm: off Makena, Maui; Mar. 27, 1994.
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