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Facelina sp. #2
 
Facelina sp. #2
Maximum size:  9 mm (Gosliner, et. al., 2008).

Identification:  This species has a cream body flecked with orange and white. Superficial wine-red pigment is often (though not always) present on the bases of the cerata. The rhinophores have two prominent folds near their tips giving them a zig-zag appearance.

Natural history:  Facelina sp. #2 is a moderately rare species found primarily in Halimeda kanaloana beds at depths of  6-20 m (20-66 ft). It lays a white, spiral egg mass with a ribbon only 1-3 eggs in width (around 0.2 mm) that hatches in about 3 days in the laboratory.

Distribution:  Maui, Oahu and Midway.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF in June, 1993.

Photo:  CP:  4.5 mm: found by PF; Airport Beach, Maui; April 13, 2006.

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