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Noumeaella
isa
Marcus & Marcus, 1970
 
Noumeaella isa
Maximum size:  8 mm.

Identification:  This is a translucent-cream animal densely flecked and reticulated with white. The rhinophores have papillae on their posterior faces and the cerata are more numerous than in the similar appearing Noumeaella rehderi.

Natural history:  Noumeaella isa is known from one animal found at Midway Atoll and one animal found in an algae wash from a silty Halimeda kanaloana bed at a depth of  6-9 m (20-30 ft) on Maui.

Distribution:  Maui and Midway: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF.

Photo:  CP: 8 mm: Kenolio Park, Maui; Dec. 11, 2014.

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