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Madrella
sp. #1

 
Madrella sp. #1
Maximum size:  ( )

Identification:  This is a large species with numerous slender cerata that can be coiled over the notum or "flared" when disturbed. Cerata extending in front of the head serve as feelers.

Natural history:  Madrella sp #1 has been photographed from HURL submersibles at a depth of 450 m (1476 ft).

Distribution:  Oahu:

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii by the Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) during Pisces submersible dive # P4-85, principal investigator John Wiltshire, Sept 25, 2003.

Photo:  HURL-NOAA archives, John Wiltshire (PI): 450 m (1476 ft); Oahu; Sept. 25, 2003.

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