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Eubranchus
sp. #7
 
Eubranchus sp. #7
Maximum size:  4.2 mm.

Identification:  This species has a translucent-white body sprinkled with relatively large orange-brown spots. The body and cerata are decorated with opaque white patches. The long, slightly lumpy cerata have white acid glands at their tips and the cream digestive gland is visible within them. The rhinophores and cephalic tentacles are smooth and translucent-orange with medial and apical white bands. It can be distinguished from Eubranchus sp. #4 by its white patches and translucent-orange rhinophores.

Natural history:  The single known animal was found in a Halimeda kanaloana bed at 9-11 m (30-36 ft)..

Distribution:  Maui: may also be known from Heron Island.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Black Rock, Maui by CP on Nov. 4, 1998.

Photo:  CP: 4.2 mm: Black Rock, Maui; Nov. 4, 1998.

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