Helminthope sp. #1
|Maximum size: 10 mm.
This is a very elongate, cream animal with spicules embedded in its skin. (Note1)
Helminthope sp. #1 is a rarely seen species that lives insterstitially in sand.
Taxonomic notes: It was first
in Hawaii from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu by the meiofauna team during MarineGeo in May, 2017.
Katharina Jörger: 10 mm: 2017 MarineGeo; found by meiofauna team; Kaneohe Bay, Oahu; May, 2017.
Note 1: Katharina Jörger sent the following information: "longest helminthope ever found, externally similar to Helminthope psammobionta, but with remarkable cruciform spicules (similar spicules known from Rhodope crucispiculata)"