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Unidentified Haminoeid #4
 
Unidentified Haminoeid #4
Maximum size:  2 mm (excluding "tail").

Identification:  This is a distinctive species with elaborate "crests" on the posterior margin of its head shield and small tubercles decorating its parapodia.

Natural history:  Unidentified haminoeid #4 is known from only two animals found at exposed to moderately exposed, rocky sites within a range of 3-13 m (10-44 ft).

Distribution:  Maui and Kauai: also known from Guam and Papua New Guinea.

Taxonomic notes:  This species is similar to haminoeid #3 in Gosliner, et. al., 2008. It was first recorded in Hawaii at Honokohau, Maui by CP on Aug. 6, 2002.

Photo:  CP: 1 mm (- "tail"): Honokohau, Maui; Aug. 6, 2002.

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