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Sagaminopteron psychedelicum
Carlson & Hoff, 1974
 
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum
Maximum size:  8 mm.

Identification:  The parapodia of this species are sky blue decorated with golden brown and black ocelli and margined in pale pink. The siphon is tipped in red and the gills flecked with brown and cream.

Natural history:  Sagaminopteron psychedelicum is a moderately rare diurnal species. All but one of the animals we've seen were found on a moderately exposed accretion platform at depths of 1-4 m (3-13 ft). The one exception was from a moderately exposed boulder habitat at a similar depth.

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

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii from Maalaea Bay, Maui by PF and CP on May 3, 1996.

Photo:  CP: found by PF & CP; Maalaea Bay, Maui; Oct. 21, 2002.

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