Eubranchus sp. #8
|Maximum size: 3 mm.
has a translucent-cream body with extensive olive-green pigment. The
rhinophores and cephalic tentacles have medial orange bands and the former have gray
tips. That character and the lack of opaque white pigment
distinguish it from Eubranchus sp. #2.
The single known
animal was found on algae collected by Cecile Walsh on the Big Island.
It showed a diurnal activity pattern when held (Daniel Jennings-Kam,
Distribution: Big Island.
recorded in Hawaii from the Big Island by Cecile Walsh and Daniel
Jennings-Kam on Sept. 1, 2014. Although the overall "gestalt" seems
closer to Eubranchus, there's some chance that this species could turn out to be a Tenellia or Tergipes, instead.
Photo: Daniel Jennings-Kam: 3 mm: found by Cecile Walsh, Big Island; Sept. 1, 2014.
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