Runcina sp. #1
|Maximum size: 3 mm.
is a tiny, oval species with a featureless notum and no obvious
shell. The posterior margin conceals a small folded gill on the right
side and a small plate-like shell on the left side. It has an olive-green to light brown background with minute brown flecks.
Natural history: Runcina sp. #1 is a common, though
seldom seen, species found in protected to exposed rocky habitats
from < 1 to 8 m (< 3 ft to 26 ft). It shows a diurnal activity
pattern in dishes.
Maui, Oahu(?), Kauai and French Frigate Shoals: probably widely distributed in the
It was first recorded in Hawaii from
Point, Maui by CP in Aug., 1989.
Photo: CP: Hekili Point, Maui; Oct. 5, 2002.
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