Facelina sp. #3
|Maximum size: about 25 mm.
has a translucent-cream body tinged with orange. The cerata
are tipped in bright orange and have cores that range from dark violet
through wine-red to orange. The central cerata and rhinophores are
frosted with white and the rhinophores have a series of ridges.
This is a
moderately rare species found in exposed to highly exposed rocky
habitats at depths of 5-15 m (16-49 ft).
Big Island, Maui and Oahu: also known from Papua New Guinea &
is illustrated in Bertsch and Johnson, 1981 as an
unidentified aeolid (p. 103, bottom photo). It was first recorded in
Hawaii at Pupukea, Oahu by Scott Johnson on June 12,
Photo: CP: 23
mm: found by PF; off Makena, Maui; Mar. 14, 2006.
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