Philine sp. #5
|Maximum size: 1 mm.
This is a tiny, elongate species with a reduced shell. There are low ridges on the sides of the head giving
it shovel-like appearance. Its body is largely opaque with a more constricted posterior than
Philine sp. #4. It's distinguished from the
similar-appearing Philinoglossa by the presence of a gizzard.
Philine sp. #5 is a rarely seen species found living interstitially in sand.
Taxonomic notes: It was first
recorded in Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, Oahu by the 2017 MarineGeo meiofauna team in May, 2017.
Photo: Katharina Jörger: 1 mm: 2017 MarineGeo; found by meiofauna team; Kaneohe Bay, Oahu; May, 2017.
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