Okenia sp. #2
|Maximum size: 4 mm.
This is a cream, spiculate animal decorated with lemon-yellow spots.
There are long slender processes on the notum and the rhinophores have
only four or five cup-shaped lamellae on their posterior faces. The
processes and rhinophores are frosted with white and the bases of the
rhinophores and branchia are stained with wine red.
Okenia sp. #2 is a
moderately rare species found in Halimeda
kanaloana beds at depths over 10 m (33 ft).
Maui and Midway.
Taxonomic notes: It was first recorded in Hawaii from Midway Atoll by Terry Gosliner and PF in
Photo: CP: 3
mm: Whaler's Village,
Kaanapali, Maui; May 3, 2007.
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