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Unidentified Facelinid #2
 
Unidentified Facelinid #2
Maximum size:  7 mm.

Identification:  The 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 annulate rhinophores are decorated with small white spots. The cerata have an orange ring one third of the way up from the base and are a rich ivory with translucent white tips.

Natural history:  Unidentified 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).

Distribution:  Big Island, Maui, Niihau and Midway: also known from southern Japan.

Taxonomic notes:  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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