Eubranchus sp. #3
|Maximum size: 3 mm.
aeolid has long
cerata with four or more irregular, tuberculate swellings. Both the
body and cerata are decorated with minute brown flecks and the sides of
the body are marked with vertical gray bands. The rhinophores are
flecked in white and brown with an irregular, subapical gray band. The
cephalic tentacles have a broad, translucent-brown medial band and
there are brick-red flecks on the notum behind the head.
The one Midway Eubranchus sp. #3 was found at
about 9 m (30 ft) inside the lagoon. The single
animal from French Frigate Shoals was collected in rubble.
French Frigate Shoals and Midway: also known from Japan; possibly in the eastern Pacific.
It was first
recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF on
May 29, 1993.
Photo: PF: 3
mm: Midway Atoll; May 29, 1993.
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