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Pontohedyle
  sp. #1
 
Pontohedyle  sp. #1
Maximum size: 0.75 mm.

Identification:  This is a tiny, elongate animal with short tentacles on its head and spicules embedded in its skin. (Note 1)

Natural history:  Pontohedyle sp. #1 is a rarely seen species that lives insterstitially in sand.

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii from Kaneohe Bay, Oahu by the meiofauna team during MarineGeo in May, 2017.

Photo:  Katharina Jörger: 0.75 mm: 2017 MarineGeo; found by meiofauna team; Kaneohe Bay, Oahu; May, 2017.

Observations and comments:

Note 1:  Katharina Jörger sent the following information: "bow shaped head appendages, as in most acochlidians the head-food complex can be retracted into the visceral sac when disturbed, monaxone spicules, externally like Pontohedyle milaschewitchii but likely an independent cryptic lineage (to be confirmed via molecular data"
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