young, 4 mm
pair, in situ
Unidentified Facelinid #2
|Maximum size: 7 mm.
body of this slender aeolid is translucent white with opaque white
spots on the foot, cephalic tentacles and foot corners. Mature animals
usually have an orange "V" on the head and the deep maroon, broadly
rhinophores are decorated with small white spots. The
cerata sometimes have an orange ring one third of the way up from the
and are a rich ivory with translucent white tips.
Facelinid #2 is a moderately rare aeolid found on rocky bottoms in
exposed locations between 4.8 and 12.2 m (16 and 40 ft).
Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Niihau and Midway: also known from southern Japan.
Taxonomic notes: It was first recorded in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF
on June 20, 1990.
Photo: PF: 6
mm: found by Mike Severns off Makena, Maui; August 23, 1990.
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