Unidentified Facelinid sp. #3
|Maximum size: 7 mm.
is a delicate species with a translucent-cream body tinged with
orange. The cerata are slender with
brown cores and white subapical bands. The tips of the rhinophores and
cephalic tentacles are white.
facelinid sp. #3 is a moderately common aeolid found in Halimeda kanaloana beds at depths
of 5-12 m (16-39 ft). A 7 mm animal laid a spiral, 2.7 mm by 3.5 mm,
transparent-white egg mass composed of 3.5 whorls with a one-egg thick
ribbon about 0.2 mm wide. It hatched in about two days in the
recorded in Hawaii from Airport Beach, Maui by
CP on Sept. 1, 1994.
Black Rock, Maui; Nov. 11, 2003.
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